Bald eagles poisoned in Thibodaux

Published: Jun. 18, 2013 at 7:06 PM CDT
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THIBODAUX, LA (WAFB) - Officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife Fisheries are offering a $3,500 reward for information on who poisoned a pair of bald eagles.

The eagles were found in a field near Martinez Rd. in Thibodaux.  Testing revealed that the eagles had ingested large amounts of poison in late March or early April.  X-rays performed on the birds confirmed that they were not shot.

Bald eagles are protected by both federal and state law.  Violations carry a fine of up to $100,000 and a year in federal prison.

If you have any information on this case, call the USFWS at 337-291-3036 or the LDWF at 800-442-2511.

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