By Will Finch
Friday, 05 October 2012
Dead golden eagle found in Aberdeenshire had suffered two broken legs
A post-mortem has concluded that a golden eagle found dead in Aberdeenshire had suffered two broken legs due to trauma “that could be consistent with an injury caused by a spring-type trap”.
The bird, which was discovered near Aboyne in May, had been fitted with a satellite transmitter by the RSPB in 2011, allowing the charity to track its movements immediately prior to its death.
RSPB’s Scotland director Stuart Housden said: “Anyone who cares about our wildlife will be disgusted by what appears to be an appalling crime, and the lengths taken to hide the facts from discovery.”
The rest of this article appears in the 3rd October issue of Shooting Times.
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