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4/29/05

Be Cautious When You Look At The Eagles

Dozens have trekked out to FM 2661, south of highway 31 in Noonday, trying to get a glimpse of the family of bald eagles we told you about Monday. The response has been overwhelming. So much so, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Service is asking you to step back. A perimeter has now been set up at the legal distance of 1,000 feet.

The Parks and Wildlife Department does not discourage you from going out there, but does want you to watch for your own safety and the safety of the eagles.

Game Warden Chris Green said, "We certainly want everybody to come out and see and observe the eagles in their natural habitat, but there are a couple of problems like that they're nesting pretty close to a road. This two-lane black top without a shoulder, it's a pretty dangerous road, with a lot of speeders."

Now, just to warn you, if you trespass the perimeter, you will be punished. State and federal law prohibits you from getting within 1,000 feet of the eagles. If you do, you could be fined $100,000 and face a year in jail.

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