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, 09:59 AM EDT

National News Headlines

Cuban exiles protest Obama's move to normalize relations
Cuban opposition leaders from the island joined Cuban American politicians and activists on Saturday, pledging to oppose President Barack Obama's plan to normalize relations with the communist nation and disputing the notion that their community is split by a generational divide.

Authorities say cop killer wanted retaliation for Michael Brown, Eric Garner deaths
The gunman who ambushed and murdered two NYPD officers as they sat in their squad car Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn vowed to kill police in a number of social media posts that vowed retaliation for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, authorities said. 

'Blood on Many Hands': Police union president slams De Blasio after cops' killing
The president of the NYPD union slammed Mayor Bill de Blasio in reaction to the deaths of two officers who were ambushed and gunned down in their patrol car in broad daylight Saturday in Brooklyn. 

German teen honors Holocaust victims by living in American shelter
An 18-year old German is learning what it’s like to be a homeless senior in New York. Visiting America for the first time, Linus Jansen is living in a shelter with 14 men and women, aged 60 and older.

2 NYPD officers fatally shot by gunman who vowed to kill cops; shooter takes his own life
New York City's police commissioner says the gunman who ambushed and killed two officers had made online posts that were "very anti-police." Commissioner Bill Bratton choked up at a news conference Saturday as he talked about the fatal shootings of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in Brooklyn.

Roundup of reaction to murders of NYPD officers
Reaction to the fatal shooting of two New York City police officers on Saturday by a gunman who, according to authorities, announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's son mugged outside family home
The teenage son of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was attacked and robbed outside his family's home on the city's North Side late Friday, according to police. 

Michael Brown's family condemns shootings of NYC officers; sends prayers to their families
The family of Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has released a statement condemning the shooting deaths of two New York City officers.

Reaction to the fatal shootings of 2 New York City police officers
Reaction to the fatal shooting of two New York City police officers on Saturday by a gunman who, according to authorities, announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.

2 dozen injured in southern Indiana bus crash
A double-decker bus headed from Chicago to Atlanta slid off a highway in southern Indiana and rolled onto its side early Saturday, injuring 24 people, authorities said.

News at Ten Stories

Advertise with us!
IE6 Float Fix