Law enforcement in Routt County is looking for a suspect that shot a bald eagle last week. One of the bald eagle's legs was nearly severed and bullet fragments were found in the eagle's body.

Matt Sparx

Dr. Lee Meyring from Steamboat Veterinary Hospital went to the Born Free Wildlife Rehabilitation facility to euthanize the bald eagle. Staff members brought the eagle outside to administer the shot so he was able to see the surrounding mountains.

Parks and Wildlife officer, Justin Pollock, is investigating the incident. The public is being asked to help find there person who is responsible for shooting the bald eagle. if you have any information about this incident, you are being asked to call Routt County Communications at 970-879-1090.


Source: Denver Post & Steamboat Today