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Discarded fishing line often proves fatal for birds

This crow was found dangling helplessly in a jumble of fishing line caught between two trees in Fayette County. (Photo courtesy Dunlap Creek Lake Outdoor Center)

Pennsylvania Game Warden Mike Yeck gets about a dozen calls a year regarding waterfowl with fishing line entangling their feet.
Sometimes it’s multiple calls about the same bird.
“It’s usually geese more than ducks, probably because there are more of them where I patrol,” said Yeck, whose territory in Beaver County includes the Ohio and Beaver rivers and a few lakes stocked with trout in county parks.

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