The feds and the state are still looking for the human who killed an American bald eagle in Franklin, Wisconsin. Two Wednesdays ago, a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) warden
responded to a call, in Franklin, Wisconsin, about an injured eagle on private property.
After arriving at the scene, the warden got the eagle and then took him to the Blue Pearl Hospital and Specialty Care in Glendale-Avian and Exotics Service.
The next day, which was Thursday, the doctors performed surgery in order to stabilize the broken bone in the eagle’s wing. They also ran tests which showed that the bullet fragments caused the eagle to have high levels of lead in his blood.
Faced with the likely possibility of the eagle getting lead poisoning and his bone not healing properly, doctors at the Wisconsin Humane Society Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (WHS) did a second surgery four days after the first surgery.
During the second surgery, the poor lil’ eagle’s heart stop pumping blood. The doctors tried doing CPR in order to get his heart pumping again, but it didn’t work. The lil’ guy was called home to that big Evergreen forest in the sky.
As for that no good human who killed the poor lil’ eagle, well, due to the fact that he or she could be spending 365 days in a cold cage and forking out $100,000
for his or her no good deed, he or she won’t be going to the altar to admit his or her sin of killing one of God’s beautiful creatures.
And just so ya’ know, folks, the feds go easy on those who confess to being a murderer or murderess of eagles. Take, for instance, the case of
79-year-old David B. Huff
Huff lives in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Last year during the 7th of October, Huff decided to walk his land to see if there were any critters trespassing onto his property.
During his walk, he spotted a bald eagle that was just coolin’ his heels 100 feet away. Huff didn’t like how comfy the eagle had gotten so he got his gun, shot the eagle, and killed him.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources investigated the case. Seeing that his goose was cooked, Huff decided the best thing to do was to admit to his wrongdoing.
After admitting to being an eagle killer,
Huff struck a deal with the feds
that included a $4,000 fine and $1,500 paid to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Huff also has to do a year of probation and he’s banned from hunting for five years. Oh yeah, the feds got his guns and ammo.
To be honest with y’all, it doesn’t matter if the Wisconsin eagle killer turns him or herself in because someone else will turn him or her in. Evidence that someone will tell on the eagle murderer or murderess is the fact that someone called the warden to tell him that the eagle was shot and wounded. Shooting and killing an eagle is not good, especially in Wisconsin.
You see, folks, after years upon years of not seeing the symbol of America soaring in the air throughout all counties in the state, Wisconsinites are over the moon about the fact that they can now go to any county in the state and see an American bald eagle. Here’s what Diane Bezucha, over at Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR)
, quoted two people as saying about the eagle population making a comeback in the Badger State:
“I looked at a map and I thought, ‘If I were an eagle, where would
I think would be a good place for me to build a nest? And within
two minutes of deciding, ‘This is where I’d go,’ turning onto the
road, I found it,” said Berger Martin.
“For the eagles to be able to come back from such a bad state of
population decline into now being in every county in Wisconsin
with an active nest, it’s really remarkable. (It’s) something that
bald eagle lovers and nature lovers in general have been hoping
for for so long,” said Brenna Marsicek, who is the director of
communications and outreach for the Madison Audubon and co-
organizer of their nest watch program, as saying.
Considering the fact that many Wisconsinites feel the way that Martin and Marsicek do about the American bald eagle, there’s no doubt that someone is going to turn that no good eagle killing human over to the feds and the state.