Photographs from Canada Goose and two Bald Eagles with lead poisoning
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.