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Wildlife Dept denies report of attempt of eagle to grab child

17 August 2018 03:32 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Referring to the incident where an eagle had attempted to grab a child at Sucharithagama in Anuradhapura on Wednesday, the Wildlife Conservation Department denied it, saying it was difficult to find such huge eagles in Sri Lanka.

The Park Ranger in the Wildlife Health Management Division, Pandulagama, Anuradhapura, K.B Dahanayaka said there were no eagles in Sri Lanka that were capable of carrying a weight similar to that of a baby.

“These types of eagles belong to the category of White Bellied Sea Eagles that can be frequently seen in the coastal areas and around large tanks. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

 

 

 

  Comments - 6

  • sss Friday, 17 August 2018 04:31 PM

    with wisdespread mal and under nutrition (which no one cares about) people are becoming smaller and smaller. So this is a possibility

    birdwatcher Friday, 17 August 2018 09:58 PM

    Then are the eagles becoming bigger as well?

    Daya Friday, 17 August 2018 04:36 PM

    I have been watching eagles in action in the YouTube,it is very scary how determined and ruthless this bird is. It is like something that has flown from hell.

    Piyasiri Friday, 17 August 2018 04:49 PM

    For God's sake please release this eagle into the wild from its man-made prison. Please...

    William Friday, 17 August 2018 04:51 PM

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    ravin Friday, 17 August 2018 07:08 PM

    All description lead to believe that wildlife identification may correct. They are opportunistic hunters like our politicians. The child may be playing on the ground with sand by clutching her self to ground and hungry eagle may have seen the child with mistaken identity as a tortoise . Best option is release bird to wild and do all investigations without further stress to bird.


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