Homer considers eagle regulations

Posted: Sunday, March 28, 2004

HOMER - The Homer City Council is considering playing a role in prohibiting non-traditional eagle feeding in this Kachemak Bay town.

At a council meeting earlier this month, council members voiced their support for 20-year eagle feeder Jean Keene, the "Eagle Lady" who lives on the Homer Spit, where she has long offered scraps to the local eagle population. Still, the city is setting its sights on other non-regulated, non-traditional feeders.

Homer Mayor Jack Cushing asked the council whether the city should get involved by writing its own ordinance outlawing eagle feeding, or whether the city should just encourage the state to enforce existing laws against feeding wild animals. The topic has surfaced following reports of an eagle attacking a 90-pound dog, which was in the immediate vicinity of its owner, Glenda Korn, in January.

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