The Ankeny Police Department is searching for information about a Bald Eagle that was shot and killed with a BB gun.

A conservation officer/wildlife rehabber got a call about a Bald Eagle that was not acting normal and had blood coming from its mouth.

Within a couple hours after it was rescued, the eagle died from the injuries.  It was transported to Saving Our Avian Raptors for further inspection and X-rays where they found a lead shot BB in the lungs of the eagle.

Anyone with information is urged to call the TIP Hotline at 1-800-532-2020 or complete the confidential online TIP form at https://programs.iowadnr.gov/tip/

A TIP reward is available for any information leading to the arrest of poaching this eagle.

Bald eagles are protected by federal law, with fines of over $20,000 for harassing, killing or wounding an eagle. If you find a dead or injured eagle, call a local DNR Conservation Officer or any DNR staff.

If you find a dead or injured eagle, call a local DNR Conservation Officer or any DNR staff.

-Iowa DNR

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