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Dead bald eagle found with legs cut off

MCGREGOR (KWWL) - Authorities with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are investigating the death of a bald eagle found with its legs cut off in northeast Iowa.

The eagle was found in Allamakee County on March 20. Both legs and talons were missing.

Investigators believe someone found the eagle dead along the road, and then cut off its legs for a trophy.

A person who takes a bald eagle or any body part, alive or dead, violates the Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Violation of either act carries jail time and fines.

Online AnchorBob Waters

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