By Euro Weekly News Media • 21 May 2014 • 8:19
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Guardia Civil saved two Golden Eagle chicks which had been removed from their nest by poachers in Carratraca.
Guardia Civil found that three chicks were missing from their nest in the Alcaparain Mountain area and set up surveillance, during which they saw a van with five people inside travelling around the area.
Two of the poachers climbed up to the nest, two remained vigilant and the fifth stayed in the vehicle on the road with a phone to alert of police presence.
Once they had the chicks, they were intercepted by Guardia Civil when they were leaving the area. The chicks were found in a back and taken back to their nest by Guardia Civil.
The occupants are involved in breeding and training birds of prey in Sevilla, and the premises were inspected.
DNA samples of the birds born there were taken for testing.
Two vehicles, climbing gear, documents, binoculars, items used in falconry and other objects were seized.
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