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Bald eagle found near Mickelson Trail dies at Pierre facility

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Bald eagle found near Mickelson Trail dies at Pierre facility
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

HILL CITY (AP) — A veterinarian says a bald eagle found in the Black Hills likely died from lead poisoning.

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Hikers found the bird Sunday near the Mickelson Trail south of Hill City.

The Rapid City Journal reports Game Fish & Parks workers took it to a vet hospital in Pierre where it died Tuesday.

GFP regional supervisor Mike Kintigh says eagles ingest lead from ammunition that has been left in animals or gut piles.

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