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Old 01-15-2009, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Mill Creek Hundred
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Jean Keane, the Eagle Lady died on Tuesday.

Homer, Alaska - Local stories - Homer's Eagle Lady dies 01/14/09

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Old 01-15-2009, 08:43 AM
 
Location: NH and lovin' it!
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A beautiful woman. She is a loss to the whole world.
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:04 AM
 
Location: East TN, for now
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Yep, the link worked. Thanks for posting it. What a wonderful read it was. My prayers go out to the family and to all who knew her. Peace to you all!
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Newport, ME
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What a great story. Thank you for sharing it with us. What a wonderful lady she must have been.
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:14 PM
 
Location: galaxy far far away
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Jean Keane, the Eagle Lady died on Tuesday.

Homer, Alaska - Local stories - Homer's Eagle Lady dies 01/14/09

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What a wonderful story, and how sad she is gone. Now THERE was a cowgirl! I love how she made her way to Alaska alone at age 55 and became such a beloved part of Homer's history. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Appalachian Mountains
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Wonder if anyone will take over her eagle "duties"? Does she have relatives in Homer?
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:48 PM
 
Location: ridgetop tn / nikiski ak
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I dont think anyone will or can take over the feeding. If I understand it right, there was a law stopping the feeding of the eagles and she was given an exemption from the law until 2010 at which time she would have had to stop feeding them as well.


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TB


to add from the above linked story: Homer Police Chief Mark Robl said the city has allowed Steve Tarola, a friend of Keene, another 10 days to feed eagles. The city also is talking to biologists to see if eagles could be harmed by suddenly stopping feeding. -end

...it wasn't a law but a city ordinance, so maybe after the biologists weigh in on it, the city may appoint/allow someone else to resume the feedings, hopefully.

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Old 01-16-2009, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Appalachian Mountains
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I'm no biologist, but it sure seems like the sudden stoppage of feeding would have an impact. I also wonder if they've lost any natural instincts to survive? She was a tourist attraction!
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:36 AM
 
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I'm so sad to hear this. As for who or should they continue to feed the Eagles in the future. A slow weening of the Eagles would work. Eagles are incredible scavengers and they will make there own way eventually.
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:01 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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What an amazing woman and what a life. She was original and I'm sure she will be missed by her friends and family. Appropriate that the article noted that in her last days an eagle sat outside her window.
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