Friday, January 30, 2009

Eagle killing sparks outrage

The St. Pete Times reports that there is a $4,000 reward for information that leads to the killer of a bald eagle in Seminole. An x-ray showed a metal fragment in the eagle's wing and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is conducting a necropsy to determine the cause of death. The federal government removed the bald eagle from the endangered species list in 2007, but they are still protected. Earlier this month in a separate incident, a man in Ruskin was charged with shooting a bald eagle.

Update: the Animal Crazy blog is reporting here that a spokeswoman for the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary has said that the nonprofit organization has already received some tips about the shooting.

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