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Bald eagle found dead with talons cut off near Oregon/California border

Photo courtesy Oregon State Police

BROOKINGS, Ore. - Someone killed a bald eagle, cut off its talons and dumped the bird near the mouth of the Winchuck River, Oregon State Police said.

The eagle was found Monday, March 20.

"The bald eagle's talons had been cut off and illegally taken," police said in a statement. "An examination of the bald eagle showed no sign of visible injuries that would have led to the death of the bird."

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Taking the eagle's talons with out a permit violated the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act of 1940, police said.

Bald eagles also enjoy protection under Oregon wildlife laws.

Anyone with information about this crime or other wildlife violations is asked to call the Oregon State Police Turn in Poacher (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888.

You can remain anonymous.

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 (24/7)

TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

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