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