Shooter sought in Eagle Death

This is a follow-up to the story posted on January 16, 2008

From the Bradenton Herald (Florida)
January 17, 2008

EAST MANATEE (Florida) --The body of a female bald eagle was driven to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lab Wednesday as outrage grew against the person who would shot into the protected nest of America's national bird.

According to Fish and Wildlife Special Agent Janet Rider, the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act provides for an award of up to $1,000 for anyone with information that leads to a conviction.

Lynda White, coordinator of the Audubon of Florida Eagle Watch program, said the organization is nonprofit and cannot offer any additional funds for an award.

Several readers of the Bradenton Herald have indicated they would contribute to an award fund.

How to help

Anyone with information about the death of the bald eagle can contact Special Agent Janet Rider, of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office, at (352) 429-1037, ext. 308.

To contribute to an award fund, contact Lynda White, with the Audubon of Florida Eagle Watch program, at (407) 644-0190.

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