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2 Bald Eagles shot

What gets into some people?
BALTIMORE –  Natural Resources Police are looking for information about the 
killings of two bald eagles in Montgomery County.

Police say on Christmas Day, and eagle was shot and killed by a rifled 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 bird shot.

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.