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Maryland seeks person who killed eagle

Maryland Natural Resources Police are looking for a person they said shot and killed a bald eagle in Pasadena last month, the state agency said on Friday.

The bird was found in Rock Creek on Sept. 21 and an X-ray showed two pellets embedded in the 5-year-old eagle's body.

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Bald eagles are no longer under protection of the Endangered Species Act but it is illegal to shoot one without a permit from the U.S. Department of the Interior.

A conviction carries a maximum fine of $5,000 and up to one year in prison.

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