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Over $2K reward for shot eagle

SLINGERLANDS - There’s an update on the young bald eagle, shot earlier this month in Columbia County.

The veterinarians taking care of the eagle at the Animal Hospital of Slingerlands say he is doing well. They say while he's not eating on his own still, he is getting feisty, which is a good sign.

As for the gun shot wounds, Dr. Lexi Becker says the pellet we're most worried about is in his elbow and they are going to try to remove that pellet by the end of the week. Becker tells WNYT that if the pellet stays it may do permanent damage to the joint and he may not be able to fly again.

A $2,500 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest. Bald eagles are protected by state and federal laws. If you have any information, you're asked to contact the US Fish and Wildlife Service at 1-800-344-9453


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