June 12, 2010
WEYAUWEGA , WISCONSIN --
A wildlife rehabilitator is offering a reward to anyone who helps catch those responsible for shooting and wounding an osprey that was found near its nest at Weyauwega High School Thursday.
The injured bird was unable to feed two chicks in the nest and they died. The adult bird, which was found to have shotgun pellets in its body, may not survive.
The Department of Natural Resources is seeking help from the public in finding the culprits. Tipsters may remain anonymous when they call the DNR hotline at (800) 847-9367.
Wardens suspect the osprey may have been shot some distance from the school and flew back to its young but did not have the strength to care for them. The chicks were about a week and a half old.
Link to story: www.thenorthwestern.com/article/20100612/OSH0101/6120356/DNR-seeks-help-from-public-in-finding-who-shot-osprey