Damages call after eagles attack lambs
Compensation should be paid to farmers who lose lambs to golden eagles, a north-east MSP said yesterday. Conservative Alex Johnstone spoke out in support of an Aberdeenshire woman who is calling for greater control of the predator after she filmed one attacking a healthy lamb.
Farmer Moyra Gray of Scollys Cross, Glendye, near Banchory, claimed golden eagles, a protected species, were responsible for 180 missing lambs this year alone which she said equated to £9,000 in lost income. The 46-year-old said she believed up to seven golden eagles live within a 25-mile radius of the 22,000-acre farm.
She shot the video of a bird trying to snatch a lamb from a stretch of land next to the Glendye River.
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