A big reward of $7,500 is being offered for information that leads to the person who shot a bald eagle in Alabama.
A bald eagle was found on private property in Boligee, Alabama, north of the intersection of County Road 138 and U.S. Highway 11 in Greene County last week. X-rays taken later showed that the bird had been shot before falling to it’s death.
There are currently no leads on who shot the protected animal or why but both the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Humane Society are very interested in finding the responsible party.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a $2,500 reward, and the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are adding $5,000. They are looking for an arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime and are willing to offer a big reward for anyone with information who can assist in this cause.
Mindy Gilbert is the Alabama state director for the Humane Society of the United States and when asked about the incident she said, “The Humane Society of the United States is pleased to offer this support to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in their efforts to bring to justice those who have harmed these majestic symbols of our nation in Alabama.”
If you happen to know anything or think you have any information that can be helpful to the solving this crime can contact Special Agent John Rawls with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Office of Law Enforcement at 334-478-7900 or [email protected].