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Bird CSI: Maryland Bald Eagle Not Shot After All

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An adult bald eagle was found dead several miles north of Cumberland, on Hazen Road along Evitts Creek. It is now believed to have died of natural causes.
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An adult bald eagle was found dead several miles north of Cumberland, on Hazen Road along Evitts Creek. It is now believed to have died of natural causes.

A bald eagle found dead last month was not shot to death as previously believed, according to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says a bald eagle found dead near Cumberland last month died from natural causes, not a gunshot wound, as previously thought. 

Natural Resources Police told a local newspaper that a hole in the bird's breast was made after the eagle was dead and not by bullet. But they say another bird-shooting still has investigators puzzled. A state-endangered northern goshawk was killed by a 12-gauge shot gun back in June. It was the only known breeding goshawk in the entire state of Maryland. 

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