Bald eagles found shot, mutilated near St. Louis

St. Louis (AP) — Federal authorities are offering a $1,000
reward for information related to the mutilation and death of two
bald eagles in the St. Louis area.

On Jan. 10, the mutilated and decapitated carcass of an adult
bald eagle was discovered in St. Charles County, near West Alton.
The eagle’s feet and tail feathers had been removed.

A second dead bald eagle was discovered Jan. 17 in Calhoun
County, Ill., near Hardin, and likely had been shot from the

It’s unclear if the two killings are related.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service in Springfield, Ill.

Bald eagles are federally protected.

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