Several pelicans killed in Plaquemines, St. Bernard parishes
ST. BERNARD PARISH - Authorities are looking into who's responsible for a series of pelican killings reported in Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes.
“What got our attention was the pelican that’s nailed to pole out there,” said Julie Butera, a naturalist and Humane Society of Louisiana volunteer. “The pictures show that the pelican has trauma to the head and wings and it looks like the pelican was beaten and hung."
Butera said she found the animal Monday of LA 39, according to WWL-TV. In the same area in Plaquemines Parish, Butera has found three dead and eight injured birds just this week.
In St. Bernard Parish, five dead pelicans have been found this week. Butera said six others were found maimed and mutilated near the fishing dock in Hopedale.
In state court, the penalty for illegally killing a pelican could be as high as a $950 fine and up to 120 days in jail. Reports say perpetrators could also face federal charges.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
After federal OK, EBR students 12 and up can get COVID-19 vaccination...
New advisory committee will evaluate if street names tied to Confederacy should...
Hacked pipeline restarts Wednesday as drivers scramble for fuel
Teen, awaiting trial for 74-year old's murder, arrested for trying to buy...
Police identify suspect who led officers on chase throughout Baton Rouge Wednesday...
LSU pitcher Matt Beck gets his moment at the plate
Brusly baseball needs extra innings to win regional series with Jennings.
Southern Athletic Director Roman Banks talks about coaching search
Drew Brees and Sean Payton enjoy the Zurich Classic
Legendary Parkview coach Kenny Guillot passes away at 76