The Search for a Bald Eagle Killer

Pa. wildlife officials seeking info on dead eagle that was hit with a lead pellet

Monday, Nov 26, 2012  |  Updated 6:53 PM EDT
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Wildlife authorities in Pennsylvania asked the public for information leading them to the person who shot a bald eagle that later died.

Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer Darren David said the injured bald eagle was discovered by a citizen on Nov. 20 in Greene Township, Franklin County.

The Gettysburg Times reports the eagle was taken to a veterinarian but died on Thanksgiving Day.

David said it was exhibiting signs of lead poisoning from what appeared to be a lead shot pellet inside its body.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the south-central headquarters of the Pennsylvania Game Commission at 814-643-1831.

A federal law allows up to $10,000 in fines and a year in prison for intentionally killing bald eagles.

 


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