Bald Eagle Reported Killed In Franklin County
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – Wildlife authorities in southcentral Pennsylvania are asking the public for information leading them to the person who shot a bald eagle that later died.
Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer Darren David said the injured bald eagle was discovered by a citizen on November 20 in Greene Township, Franklin County.
The Gettysburg Times reported the eagle was taken to a veterinarian but died on Thanksgiving Day.
David said it had been exhibiting signs of lead poisoning from what appeared to be a lead shot pellet inside its body.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the southcentral headquarters of the Pennsylvania Game Commissioner at 814-643-1831.
A federal law allows up to $10,000 in fines and a year in prison for intentionally killing bald eagles.