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Officials Investigating Eagle Deaths on Eastern Shore

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WAYNESBORO, VA. (AP) - State wildlife officials are investigating the deaths of four bald eagles on the Eastern Shore.

WAVY-TV reports that a volunteer brought the dead eagles to the Wildlife Center of Virginia in Waynesboro, along with a surviving immature bald eagle, on Saturday.

The wildlife center says its veterinary intern found metal fragments in the immature eagle's digestive tract and elevated levels of lead in its blood.

The fragments appear to have since moved through the eagle's system. Another lead test was planned Wednesday.

The wildlife center says the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Law Enforcement is investigating the deaths of the other eagles.

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