Seven bald eagles and a great horned owl found dead in Maryland

Officials say seven bald eagles and a great horned owl found dead on the Maryland coast are likely the victims of poison put down to kill 'nuisance animals' like foxes and raccoons Officials believe the deaths are linked to intentional poisonings of so called 'nuisance animals' like foxes and raccoons Additional bald eagles have been found alive, with 'significant injuries,' and successfully treated Authorities believe they were killed by carbofuran, sold under the trade name Furadan, a banned chemical used to kill 'farm pests' It is highly toxic and the birds were probably killed from feeding off the dead carcass of poisoned animals  Maryland Natural Resources Police said the poisonings appear 'to be a problem systemic to Maryland'

By Chantalle Edmunds For Dailymail.com

Published: 20:01 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 20:08 BST, 3 May 2019

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Seven bald eagles and a great horned owl have been found dead along Maryland's eastern shore in a matter of months. 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Maryland Natural Resources Police  (NRP) believe the deaths, in Kent and Talbot counties, are consistent with the 'suspected on-going and intentional poisoning of foxes, raccoons and other nuisance animals in the area,' the Maryland Natural Resources Police said in a press release.

Six bald eagles and a great horned owl were found in March in Kent County near Route 445 and Swan Creek Road in Chestertown. 

Seven bald eagles and a great horned owl have been found dead along the eastern shore of Maryland in recent months. (Photo shows bald eagles not involved in the poisonings, Starr, Valor II, and Valor I sitting on their nest in Illinois)

Seven bald eagles and a great horned owl have been found dead along the eastern shore of Maryland in recent months. (Photo shows bald eagles not involved in the poisonings, Starr, Valor II, and Valor I sitting on their nest in Illinois)

A number of sick eagles were also rescued and treated successfully.

Authorities were called to a farm in Talbot County, near Lewistown Road and Colby Road in Cordova on April 3. They found three bald eagles who had been feeding on a red fox carcass. All showed signs of poisoning and one died at the scene.

The two others are said to be in a stable condition.

The USFWS and NRP believe the animals are dying as a result of unknown people deliberately placing baits laced with carbofuran, sold under the

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