Bald eagle found shot along NC road
Thursday, March 31 2011 @ 01:47 PM EDT
Contributed by: Pat B
http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/Bald-eag ... 89519.html
by NewsChannel 36 Staff
Posted on March 31, 2011 at 10:56 AM
Updated today at 11:07 AM"
"WARREN COUNTY, N.C. – A $2,500 reward is being offered for information involving a bald eagle that was shot in Warren County.
The injured eagle was found along the side of the road on March 20. A veterinarian examined the eagle and determined that it was shot, and had a broken wing. Despite being treated for its injuries, the eagle died on Monday.
"Credit: West Hills Veterinary Center, Henderson, N.C.
“Because the eagle was found along a traveled roadway, someone may have seen or heard something that will help in our investigation. We are hoping that anyone with information on who is responsible for shooting the eagle will step forward and provide information that will help us solve this case,” said Sandra Allred, a special agent for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service based in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Anyone with information concerning the shooting of this eagle is asked to call Special Agent Allred at 919-856-4786, or North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Officer Richard Creech at 252-886-3614 or 252-438-3428.
Bald eagles are protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act."