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    (Sioux Falls, SD) A peaceful Sunday of fishing turned sour for Josh Williams recently. The problems started when Mr. Williams hooked a nice smallmouth bass, and a bald eagle took notice. While the eagle swooped in, attempting to catch the bass in its talons, Mr. Williams was observed by a Fish and Wildlife Service officer trying to scare the eagle away by throwing stones at it.

    The FWS officer testified in U.S. District Court of South Dakota that Mr. Williams had clearly violated one of the Endangered Species Act's prohibited activities that specifically makes it illegal to "...harass....an endangered or threatened species without a permit from the Secretary of the Department of the Interior."

    The judge agreed, finding the man guilty of a misdemeanor violation of the Act. The judge was lenient in sentencing, however, requiring only that the man apologize to the eagle. Mr. Williams expressed remorse, stating that the eagle would be welcome to help him fish anytime it wanted to. The eagle had no comment.
    "It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate,
    tireless minority keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of
    men."

    -- Samuel Adams

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    The eagle had no comment!














    I want to know who in the department of the interior has Bald Eagle harrassment licences and for what purpose.
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    • #3
      The eagle looked genuinely forgiving.......

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      • #4
        That would have been cool
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        • #5
          The eagles don't express their feelings too much but they are very territorial. So on this one occassion, he was obseved to have flipped Josh a talon.

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            Thanks for starting my day off with a laugh!

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            • #7
              well...

              ...first there was the horse whisperer...


              ...then there was the dog whisperer...



              ...who knows.....


              ....this may be next.....
              "It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate,
              tireless minority keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of
              men."

              -- Samuel Adams

              sigpicJacks RULE!!!!!!

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