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Eagle causes power outages in Ketchikan

By Associated Press 1:53 PM July 28, 2014
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) –

Ketchikan utility officials say power was temporarily knocked out in some areas of town out after a bald eagle struck a power line.

Ketchikan Public Utilities Electric division manager Andy Donato says the eagle carcass was recovered after the incident.

The Ketchikan Daily News (http://is.gd/hGXG2p) reports the bird strike occurred shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday, knocking out power to Bear Valley, Point Higgins and Mountain Point sections of town.

Crews restored power by 8:23 p.m. Sunday.

Donato says the eagle carcass is being entered into a federal chain of custody.

Possessing any part of a bald eagle is illegal without a permit.

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