A bald eagle has been found beheaded in Louisiana, but authorities are baffled as to why. According to Fox News, the eagle’s wing and tail feathers were intact, as were its talons – typical prizes that might be harvested for black market trade. The bird was most likely shot around the end of March, and its body was found April 3.
A $2,000 reward is being offered for information about this crime. If convicted, the individual(s) responsible may face fines up to $250,000 and two years in prison. Anyone with information should contact the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.