Bald Eagle Shot and Killed, Dumped In Bucket By Dirt Road

This May 10, 2018, photo provided by Colorado Parks and Wildlife shows a bald eagle that was found dead east of Platteville, Colo, Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the eagle was fatally shot and suffered organ damage, a broken bone and internal bleeding. Bald eagles are protected under state and federal law. Wildlife officials are investigating the death. (Ray Nelson, Colorado Parks and Wildlife via AP)

DAY BLOCK TOWNSHIP, MAINE (AP) – A bald eagle has been found on a Maine dirt road shot and killed and stored in a bucket.


Game wardens say a woman picking up bottles along the road found it Monday and alerted authorities. Officials say they believe the eagle was shot several weeks ago. An X-ray showed dozens of shotgun pellets in the bird’s body.


It’s illegal to kill bald eagles. The U.S. Wildlife Service is offering a $2,500 for those who provide information leading to a conviction under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.


Maine wardens are also offering $1,000.


The eagle was found on Chain Lake Boulevard in Day Block Township, about 60 miles (96 kilometers) east of Bangor.

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