Lanny VanMeter of the Kodiak Electric Association poses next to a power pole in Kodiak outfitted with hoops and triangles designed to keep eagles from landing on it. Thirty miles from the mainland in the western Gulf of Alaska, surrounded by water rich in salmon, halibut and cod, Kodiak is home to more than 2,500 bald eagles. When lakes and rivers on the mainland freeze, dozens more arrive for the winter.
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