- Associated Press - Friday, December 19, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The Humane Society is offering a reward of up to $5,000 and working with state and federal wildlife officials for information that leads to the conviction of the person who fatally shot a bald eagle in Rocky Hill.

A citizen reported a dead eagle on Great Meadow Road near the Connecticut River on Dec. 13. The immature bird was sent to the National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory in Oregon where a preliminary examination indicated that the eagle’s injuries were caused by gunshot.

Bald and golden eagles are protected under federal law.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are asking anyone with information about the eagle’s death to contact them.

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