The Canadian Press

2016-12-28 | Electrocuted Eagles

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A bird rescue centre is sending out a warning about the escalating number of eagles dying after touching power lines in southern B-C. Rob Hope, the raptor care manager at the Orphan Wildlife Rehabilitation Society, says hundreds of birds are coming into the area looking for food and a place to perch. He says the power company could fix the electrocution problem by building a perches above power lines. (A spokeswoman for B-C Hydro says they have noticed an increase in the number of eagles killed and are installing perches to try to mitigate the problem.)

Date: 2016-12-28
Placeline: DELTA, British Columbia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 21 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << there's no trees so obviously they're going to look for the next basketball to perch that is an easy fix I mean there's some areas where they'll actually put up you know Spike make it uncomfortable for the animal to stand on they're going to find a way to stand up on those areas so it's just basically it's the cheapest solution and to try and save them as many as we can >>