MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – One bald eagle has died and another is in serious condition in Wisconsin and lead seems to be to blame.
The Dane County Humane Society in Madison is taking care of the sick eagle.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Perfect Snow Melt Will Minimize Flooding
Officials believe the birds were affected by lead poisoning.READ MORE: Downtown Minneapolis Businesses Hope Chauvin Trial Brings Much-Needed Boost
Both birds likely swallowed lead while feeding on deer or other wildlife that had been shot.MORE NEWS: BCA Identifies Brothers Who Died In Wadena County Shootout
The Humane Society is urging hunters to use copper bullets which don’t have the same toxic effects.