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Bald Eagles Killed in Talbot County, Md.; Reward Offered for Information

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Adult bald eagle. Photo credit: USFWS

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is asking the public for information about two bald eagles that were killed in Talbot County, Md. The Service is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to a conviction.

On April 30, 2012, a local citizen found the eagles near the intersection of Kitty’s Corner and State Road 328. The eagles are thought to be have been killed as a result of secondary poisoning after feeding on a fox carcass.

Although bald eagles are no longer listed under the Endangered Species Act, they are still federally protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Maximum fines under these acts are $100,000 and $15,000 respectively, with possible imprisonment up to one year.

Anyone with information should call Special Agent John LaCorte with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement in Cambridge, Md., at 410-228-2476.

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Last updated: May 2, 2012