Wildlife investigators are offering a $5,000 reward for help in finding out who shot a bald eagle in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.
The bald eagle was found next to the Sipsey River on Upper Columbus Road and X-rays showed it had been shot in the wing and skull. The eagle is recovering at the Southeastern Raptor Center in Auburn, Ala. It is expected to be released into the wild after recovering from its’ injuries.
The Service is offering a reward of up to $2,500, with an additional $2,500 from the Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust, for information that leads to a conviction.
To provide information, contact, John Rawls, Special Agent, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement, in Millbrook, Ala. (phone) 334-285-9600, John_Rawls@fws.gov, or call Alabama’s Operation GameWatch : 800-272-GAME(4263), or e-mail: DCNR.GAMEWATCH@DCNR.ALABAMA.GOV
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