- Associated Press - Friday, February 20, 2015

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) - A sick bald eagle found with a pellet wound in Beaufort is being treated at the Center for Birds of Prey near Charleston.

The Island Packet of Hilton Head Island reports (https://bit.ly/17zmPSB ) that the eagle found Wednesday was thin, appeared to be sick from eating something and had an old wound from a BB gun pellet.

Bald eagles were removed from the endangered species list a number of years ago, buy they are still protected and shooting them is a federal crime.

The eagle was taken to a veterinarian in Port Royal and then transported to the hospital at the Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw.


Information from: The Island Packet, https://www.islandpacket.com

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