2012-11-28 / Local & State

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.

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