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Reward Offered For Suspicious Death Of Eagle Near Rhinelander

George Gentry, USFWS

A $5,000 reward has been offered for information about the death of a bald eagle, two ravens and a raccoon this summer in the town of Pine Lake north of Rhinelander.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife spokesperson Tina Shaw says the dead birds and raccoon were found in July...

"...we got the information back from our forensic lab showing the raccoon carcass had been laced with a carbofuran and the birds had ingested that while scavenging on the raccoon...."

The birds were discovered on the shoulder of Pine Lake Road north of Haven Lake. Carbofuran is an agricultural pesticide used to kill insects, mites and nematodes. Carbofuran is extremely toxic to birds, fish and bees.

Shaw says a $5,000 reward is offered. If you have information on the case contact:

USFWS - Office of Law Enforcement in Madison, Wisconsin at 608-221-1206, Extension x15.

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