(TOPEKA, Kan.)—Federal officials investigate the shooting deaths of two bald eagles in Kansas.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is conducting the investigation.
The second eagle was found January 10 near 1700 Road in northwest Montgomery County, about a half mile south of the Wilson County line. An x-ray also showed the presence of metal inside the bird.
Bald Eagles are federally protected animals under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. Anyone with information on the eagle deaths should call the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at (785)232-5149 or the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism toll free at 1-877-426-3843.