Authorities Seek Md. Bald Eagle Killer

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(photo courtesy Maryland Yacht Club)
(photo courtesy Maryland Yacht Club)

State officials are looking for the person who killed a bald eagle in Anne Arundel County.

The 5-year-old bird of prey was shot last month in Pasadena, and discovered in Rock Creek by an employee of the Maryland Yacht Club, according to Maryland Natural Resources Police. Authorities tried to rehabilitate the eagle, but it died three days later. Now, authorities are looking for the people responsible.

Currently, there are at least two bald eagles in every Maryland county. While they are no longer on the endangered species list, it remains illegal to shoot the national symbol of freedom, unless you have a permit. Anyone found guilty could pay up to a $5,000 fine, or spend a year in prison.



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