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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Thirteen Bald Eagles Found Dead on the Eastern Shore Last Month Did Not Die of Natural Causes

Thirteen bald eagles found dead on the Eastern Shore last month did not die of natural causes, federal wildlife officials said Thursday.

Necropsy results of the eagles found in Federalsburg on Feb. 20 ruled out disease, including avian influenza, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

"Our investigation is now focused on human causes and bringing to justice the person(s) responsible for the death of these eagles," wildlife officials said in a statement.

A $25,000 reward is available for information leading to the arrest and convictions of the suspected offenders.

Anyone with information should call John LaCorte, a special agent for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Office of Law Enforcement, at 410-228-2476 or the Maryland Natural Resources Police hotline at 800-628-9944.




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