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Bald Eagle Found Shot in Rossie

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Authorities are offering a $2500 reward for information leading to identification of the person who shot a bald eagle in Rossie. Officials with the US Fish and Wildlife Service say the eagle was found recently in a field. The eagle was seen alive in the same area several times in November and may have been shot in December before being covered by snowfall. The eagle's decomposed carcass was taken to the state's Wildlife Pathology Laboratory outside Albany, where experts were able to determine that the bird had been shot. It's against state and federal law to kill, injure or harassing bald eagles and other threatened and endangered wildlife. Gerry Smith is an ornithologist in Lewis County. He told Gregory Warner that its not just bird-lovers who are outraged.

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