Poisoning of bald eagles under investigation

ELLENDALE, Del. - November 9, 2010

One eagle was dead and another was near death when investigators found them at a farm near Ellendale last month. The surviving eagle has been treated and was released last week.

Sgt. Gregory Rhodes of the Division of Fish and Wildlife says bird-poisoning cases typically involve someone setting out bait tainted with poison to target a perceived pest. An animal eats the bait, dies and then the eagle eats the animal.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a reward of up to $3,500, and Delaware Fish and Wildlife is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to a conviction.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com

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