13 Bald Eagles Found Dead In Maryland! $10,000 Reward for More Info

Posted by on February 23, 2016 in Environment, Wildlife with 9 Comments

Video Source: NewsBeat Social

On Saturday, February, 20, 13 bald eagles were found dead on a farm on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The cause is still unknown, but one theory is they may have been poisoned.

Maryland Natural Resources Police spokeswoman Candy Thomson says the birds may have eaten poisoned rodents or could have been killed by a chemical someone sprayed on a field. Edgell says he hasn’t laid any poison on his farm, and described the carcasses of some of the birds on his Federalsburg farm as having been “flattened.”


The bald eagle, the official bird of the United States (declared so in the late 1700s) was taken off the official endangered species list in 2007. Still, Thomson points out, it is illegal for people to kill them.

The case has been turned over to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and according to Live Science, the FWS is offering up to $2,500 for information about the dead bald eagles. The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are also contributing up to $5,000. The Phoenix Wildlife Center, Inc., a wildlife rehabilitation center located in Phoenix, Maryland, is also offering $2,500 in exchange for information about the death of the birds.

Tags: , ,

Subscribe

If you enjoyed this article, subscribe now to receive more just like it.

Subscribe via RSS FeedConnect on YouTube

9 Reader Comments

Trackback URL Comments RSS Feed

  1. 10205853267472754@facebook.com' Kate Lucas Gadsby says:

    oh no!

  2. 940292809341054@facebook.com' Jeb Jebberson says:

    Did someone just poison a bunch of small animals on a nearby farm? Maybe the eagles ate some poison animal?

  3. 1134432909920452@facebook.com' Trường Quan says:

    Good luck fans of Conscious Life News…Only 3% of people can pass this question, Take our quiz now…
    2ZaIDDV play now ? ~> http://goo.gl/SdxnGR

    Tks for this post: The symbolism doesn’t get much worse. 13 bald eagles — the U.S. national bird — were found dead. Were they killed? Or was it environmental cause…

  4. 10153402683952592@facebook.com' Amy Lynn Pfleegor says:

    If they weren’t specifically targeted wouldn’t there be deceased hawks as well? That many raptors in a specific area should include a variety of other raptors as well, shouldn’t it? I would guess that the eagles were attracted to a domestic prey that was just a bit too large for hawks, and someone was annoyed at having their livestock eaten by the birds….

  5. 1566438320348922@facebook.com' Larry Palmer says:

    Guessing? Let’s be patient and wait for the pros to report!

  6. 1062806867119019@facebook.com' Dania Oliva-Pena says:

    That’s devastating to see .

  7. 1092487400782850@facebook.com' Sarahmae Gehrke says:

    :/

  8. 1712147792364941@facebook.com' Žuos Kgaje says:

    Hi Conscious Life News , Visit
    (y) www,Zeroliker,com (y)
    Autoliker
    This Site Gives 400+ Likes (y)
    100+ Comments On Post <3 and
    50+ Followers :3
    So Visit Fast 😀

  9. 10153474569585875@facebook.com' Maya E Logan says:

    precious babies … all life should be cherished and love as equals … no matter how small and insignificant … without life here and this planet then all life including humans will perish

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

FAIR USE NOTICE. Many of the stories on this site contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making this material available in an effort to advance the understanding of environmental issues, human rights, economic and political democracy, and issues of social justice. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of the copyrighted material as provided for in Section 107 of the US Copyright Law which contains a list of the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. If you wish to use such copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use'...you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

The information on this site is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. Conscious Life News assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms.

Paid advertising on Conscious Life News may not represent the views and opinions of this website and its contributors. No endorsement of products and services advertised is either expressed or implied.
Top

Send this to friend