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Photographs from Canada Goose and two Bald Eagles with lead poisoning

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Photographs (A &B) from a Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) found dead in Minnesota, US.  (A) The esophagus is dilated and impacted with a large amount of duckweed (arrows).  (B) Forty #9 lead pellets are recovered from the ventriculus.  (C) Photograph from a Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) seen alive unable to fly and later found dead in North Dakota, US.  Twenty-three #5 lead pellets (arrow) are present in the ventriculus and the gall bladder (asterisk) is moderately distended with very viscous dark green to black bile.  (D) Photograph from a Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) found alive on a farm in Minnesota, US and later died.  Pale streaks (arrowhead) are present in the myocardium of the left ventricle. 


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