Posted: Apr 5, 2011 2:12 PM by Brian Waldrep
Source: La. Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents are on the lookout for those responsible for decapitating a federally protected bald eagle, and they're asking for your help.
The eagle was found in a drainage ditch in Franklin Parish on Monday.
Agents say the eagle was believed to be dead for a couple of days before they found it.
Anyone providing information leading to the arrest or conviction of the guilty party is eligible for up to $2,000 in cash rewards. LDWF and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are both offering $1,000 to help solve this case.
The eagle is protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. For each violation of these acts, a $5,000 fine and up to 18 months in jail may be imposed if convicted.