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Subject: Wedgies
From: Michael Hunter <>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2018 21:18:52 +1000
Great to hear that the jail penalty for killing Wedge-tail Eagles was widely 
publicised in Victoria at least.
Was Sylvester actually jailed?

Do Wedgies really kill healthy lambs? 

Years ago the CSIRO comprehensively investigated and could not find a single 
first hand report of a Wedgie killing a healthy lamb, possibly they attacked 
sick and immobile newborn lambs.  They did eat dead lambs or sheep.

One of the Rangers quoted in the news report said that they did kill lambs and 
sometimes hunted in packs.
They do scavenge on animal carcasses, sometimes in numbers, but are there 
reliable first hand reports of Wedge-tail Eagles actually hunting in packs?  Or 
actually killing healthy lambs?
Do ANY Eagles hunt in packs ?


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