WSMH FOX 66 on Facebook WSMH FOX 66 Twitter WSMH FOX 66 RSS Feed WSMH FOX 66 Mailing List
 

FOX 66 News at Ten

WSMH FOX 66 :: News - News at Ten - Bald eagle causing problems in Sebewaing
Bald eagle causing problems in Sebewaing

He's a symbol of everything our great country stands for. The majestic bald eagle. It doesn't get more patriotic than our nation's bird. Most people are glad to see a slice of Americana in their own backyard. But in Sebewaing...

"He's a nuisance bird," resident Tami Bieri said.

Tami Bieri is fed up. Ever since the young animal made his presence known just off Beck Street. Bieri says the bird that her daughter named "Derrick" has been terrorizing her pets.

"I left my two dogs outside and my smaller dog was attacked by an eagle. And then as the eagle was taking off with the dog, my Jack Russell attacked the eagle and both dogs got away," Bieri said.

Now Bieri wants something done to evict the newest feathered resident. But so far, she says she's not getting much help.

"He's federally protected. I've called the DNR, the Sebewaing police, and they pretty much say there's nothing they can do because the eagle's not injured," Bieri said.

We were able to reach a Michigan Department of Natural Resources bird expert over the phone. And she tells us the most important thing residents around here can do is to let Derrick know he's not welcome here.

"Clap your hands and yell at the bird when you see the bird around, bang on a pot when you see the bird around, go out there with an umbrella, flap the umbrella opened and closed to try and spook the bird off just so it doesn't feel settled around people," bird expert Karen Cleveland said.

Cleveland also warns pet owners to keep their animals close until the eagle is gone. She says eventually, with a little help from humans, the juvenile bird will go away.

"It should start to display a little bit more of what you consider a normal eagle behavior," Cleveland said.

And that can't come soon enough for Bieri.

"It's causing problems," Bieri said.

Copyright 2013 WNEM (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
Bald eagle causing problems in Sebewaing

Tuesday, October 8 2013, 10:59 AM EDT

National News Headlines

8 children hurt by falling tree outside California children's museum
Eight children were injured, two of them critically, when a large pine tree uprooted and fell onto a group attending a summer day camp outside Los Angeles Tuesday afternoon.

Citing death threats, Texas authorities release more footage of Sandra Bland in jail
Texas authorities on Tuesday released several hours of footage showing Sandra Bland during her three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving there.

Killing of 8-year-old girl by teenage neighbor stuns Northern California's artist community
A close-knit community of artists in Northern California grieved the death of an 8-year-old girl whose body was found in a trash bin at their housing complex and expressed shock that one of their own — a teenage boy — has been arrested in her death.

Fire crews stop progress of California fire that jumped containment line, forced evacuations
Fire crews stopped the progress of a fire that jumped a containment line east of California's Napa Valley, prompting the mandatory evacuation of more than 200 people from their homes.

Citing questions about timing of Sandra Bland's death, Texas jail releases more video
Texas authorities released additional footage from Sandra Bland's three days in a Texas jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she didn't die in her cell but rather was dead before arriving.

One killed, 10 hospitalized after Ohio bible school van hits train
One woman was killed and 10 others, including nine children, were hospitalized Tuesday evening after a bible school van collided with a train in southern Ohio.

Minnesota man accused of killing protected African lion says he was unaware of lion's status
A Minnesota dentist who went on a guided bow hunting trip for big game in Zimbabwe said that he had no idea the lion he killed was protected and that he relied on the expertise of his local guides to ensure the hunt was legal.

New York prison worker 'caught up' in escape plot with inmates that included sex acts, photos
A prison worker who got "caught up in the fantasy" of a prison escape told investigators her relationship with the two inmates included sex acts and naked photos.

Many immigrants, low-income families fish for their meals, unaware of mercury warnings
Most fish in the United States contain mercury, but states rarely explain the health dangers to immigrants and low-income people who often rely on catching fish for their daily meals.

'Deal with it yourself': Dispatcher hung up on woman giving CPR to shooting victim
A dispatcher for the Albuquerque Fire Department has reportedly resigned after a transcript from a 911 call showed him hanging up on a caller who was giving first aid to a 17-year-old shooting victim who later died.

News at Ten Stories

Advertise with us!
IE6 Float Fix