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Information Sought In Fatal Shootings Of 2 Bald Eagles

BALTIMORE (AP) — Natural Resources Police are looking for information about the killings of two bald eagles in Montgomery County.

Police say on Christmas Day, an eagle was shot and killed by a rifle in a field at Georgia Avenue and Bordley Road in Brookville. On Saturday, a wounded mature eagle was found near a home in Darnestown. The bird died, and an x-ray showed it had been hit by a bullet.

The Department of Natural Resources says bald eagles are no longer protected as an endangered species. But federal law requires that anyone wishing to shoot bald eagles must get a permit from the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Anyone with information about the shootings is urged to contact the Natural Resources communications center at 410-260-8888.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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