Attorney: Farmer 'snapped' and destroyed pelicans
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The attorney for a Minnesota farmer accused of destroying thousands of protected pelican chicks and eggs says the defendant "flipped out" because the birds were damaging his land.
Craig Staloch made his first appearance in federal court Thursday. Staloch's attorney, Jason Kohlmeyer, says the American White pelicans cost the farmer $20,000 in expenses and lost revenue over the past three years.
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