Whidbey Show and Tell

20130506-150050.jpgA juvenile eagle is shown to students at Oak Harbor’s Hillcrest Elementary School on May 1 by Dane Ledbetter, a wildlife biologist employed with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), who works aboard Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. As part of his job, he is authorized to catch raptors on or near the base airfield under a permit with USDA and U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife and release the captured raptors elsewhere in the state where they pose no risk to flight safety.

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