A group of 13 bald eagles were found dead in the Eastern Shore town of Federalsburg earlier this week — and no one seems to know how they died, or what killed them.
Now, animal rights groups are pledging a $25,000 reward for information about the birds’ deaths. Harming a bald eagle is punishable by a fine of up to $100,000. This is not the first time a bald eagle has been killed in Maryland in recent months–but it’s by far the largest die-off of these birds, according to experts.
If you have information about the eagle deaths, contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Office of Law Enforcement in Cambridge, Maryland at 410-228-2476, or the Maryland Natural Resources Police Hotline at 800-628-9944