$10,000 reward offered for information on who poisoned 7 bald eagles and an owl in Maryland

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Wildlife officials are offering up to $10,000 to solve the mystery of who killed at least seven bald eagles and one great horned owl in Maryland with an illegal poisonous substance.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday that six of the eagles and the owl died March 1.

About a month later, on April 3, another eagle died, while two others were sickened and are currently being treated, in stable condition. The eagles had been feeding on the carcass of a red fox.

“It is suspected that these events are related as a result of unknown persons placing baits laced with carbofuran, one of the most toxic carbamate pesticides, in fields, along woods lines and even directly into fox dens,” officials said.

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