Rewards posted in deaths of Eastern Shore eagles
Friday, April 26 2013 @ 03:25 AM EDT
Contributed by: MaryF
The Associated Press
© April 26, 2013
Photo by (L. Todd Spencer | The Virginian-Pilot)
Dr. David McRuer with the Wildlife Center of Virginia releases a 4-year-old bald eagle that had been poisoned and rehabilitated at the Center. The eagle was released back int the wild on April 25, 2013 at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia Beach, Va.
Rewards totaling $7,500 are being offered in hopes of finding those responsible for the deaths of five bald eagles on Virginia's Eastern Shore. The eagles were found poisoned between March 8 and March 14 in Birdsnest in Northampton County.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday it is offering a reward of $2,500 for the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the birds' deaths. A $5,000 reward is being offered by The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust.
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View 2 videos of the release of the one surviving eagle who was brought back to health by WCV: