Bald eagle killed

Bald eagle killed
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 8:53am

Pennsylvania game wardens search for person who shot eagle.

(WJAC) The killing of a bald eagle is something you don't hear about often because it's illegal and could lead to federal charges, but it happened earlier this month in Cambria County, Pennsylvania.

Bald eagles are no longer on the endangered species list but they are classified as a threatened species in Pennsylvania. Game commission officers in Cambria County said this most recent act sickens them and they're going to do whatever they can to find out who did it.

A group of ATV riders who found the injured bald eagle in a wooded area of Allegheny Township on May 10.

"I went to investigate and did find an injured eagle with blood coming out of it's mouth," said Shawn Harshaw, and officer with the game commission. "At that time I tried to get it to a rehabiliator to a vet clinic in State College, but on the way down it passed."

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