Bald eagle found killed, mutilated


Brookings, Ore.- Oregon State Police are searching for the person responsible for killing and dumping a bald eagle.

The eagle was found at the mouth of the Winchuck River on March 20, 2017. A trooper found the bird with its talens removed. Taking an eagle’s talons without a permit is a violation of the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act of 1940. Penalties can include jail time and a fine of $100,000.

 An examination of the Bald Eagle showed no sign of visible injuries that would have led to the death of the bird.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Senior Trooper Paul Rushton at 541-531-5896.
Oregon State Police say the incident is not related to an incident in which an OSP trooper rescued two injured bald eagles in the Brookings area.

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