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Rex Springston

Eagle population exploding in the James River area, thus the rocket nets

On a cold morning before dawn, Libby Mojica worked by headlamp to wire up explosives in a farm field. If all went well, the explosives would launch three rockets to carry a 60-foot net over a bald eagle.

Biologists Mojica and Bryan Watts are trapping and studying eagles along the James River, which runs beside the field at Weyanoke Point in Virginia's Charles City County.

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About Rex Springston

A writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

 

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