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Earlier this week, we reported that bald eagles are dying in Utah, baffling biologists. Now, it seems that wildlife officials have finally pinpointed what's killed at least 27 eagles in the state: West Nile virus. Credit: Thinkstock The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources reported that their lab tests have indicated West Nile virus as the cause of the mysterious bald eagle deaths. The DWR said they still believe, as they suspected earlier, that the eagles were contracting the disease from grebes, another bird species upon which the bald eagles prey. The grebes' migration will end soon, and that should end the danger to Utah's bald eagles....

The baffling deaths of at least 20 bald eagles in Utah this month alone are suspected of being linked to diseases that state wildlife officials believe have killed thousands of other birds around the Great Salt Lake, Reuters reported. The bald eagles have suffered from tremors and seizures, as well as paralysis in their wings, legs and feet. The cause remains a mystery. "It's just hard to have your national bird in your arms, going through seizures in a way it can't control - when you can see it's in pain but don't know what's happening to it," said Buz Marthaler, 56, co-founder of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah. So far, testing has ruled out as a potential cause le...

Most Americans have probably seen their fair share of patriotic posters with bald eagles soaring through a fireworks-filled sky over an American flag. The truth is, however, that bald eagles are actually quite terrified of fireworks. A suburban Seattle neighborhood has decided to relocate the floating launch pad for next weekend's big fireworks show due to a pair of baby bald eagles that were found nesting in a tree on Lake Washington's shore, according to Reuters. A spokeswoman for the local National Audubon Society said t...

Fishing Family Accidentally Catches a Bald Eagle

A family on a fishing trip ended up with a very unusual catch when a bald eagle managed to become entangled with their fishing line, according to the Daily Mail U.K. ...

This YouTube video shows live footage of two bald eagles called Wray and K01 (aka "Superman"), 22 miles west of Long Beach, Calif., on Santa Catalina Island. If watching the live, close-up footage of a bald-eagle pair wasn't already cool enough for you, the raptors have something special on the way: eaglets. Three speckled eggs are in the nest and ready to hatch! Wray, the female, laid one egg on Feb. 22, one on Feb. 25 and one on March 1, and the eaglets have finally started "pipping," i.e. breaking out of their eggs. Watch this live cam and see the miracle of eagle life happen before your very eyes. MEET THE 25 CUTEST NEWBORN CRITTERS OF THE YEAR:...

Bald Eagle Rescued from Leghold Trap

Last week, a bald eagle was found in a leghold trap by hunters in Salem, N.H. and rescued by local police. "I was on on call and spoke to the hunter," Sgt. Mike Wagner told ABC News. "But I didn't believe it was an eagle. In my 41 years on Earth I've never seen a bald eagle in the wild." Rescuers covered the eagle, who was wearing an identification band, with a blanket while getting the trap open. Fortunately, the only injury they found was a cut on its leg and it flew off after being freed. Officials believe the eagle was lured ...