Quogue police stated they’re looking for a bald eagle after the federally protected hen, an emblem of the USA, was minimize out from his cage in a wildlife refuge Tuesday afternoon.
The 35-year-old hen, which can’t fly as a result of its proper wing is partly amputated due to an damage, has been on the Quogue Wildlife Refuge on Previous Nation Highway since 1988, police stated in a information launch.
The hen was found lacking someday between three and four:15 a.m., stated police, who launched an investigation.
“It was noticed that the eagle’s enclosure had been minimize with a pointy instrument and the fencing was pulled again to permit entry,” the discharge learn. “The Eagle was faraway from its enclosure and brought to an unknown location.”
The eagle was despatched to the power by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service after it was injured within the western a part of the nation, officers stated, warning the general public that possession of the bald eagle, as soon as an endangered species, is punishable by fines and incarceration.
Detectives urged that anybody with details about the incident name them at 631-653-4791.