A bald eagle found at the Johnston Central Landfill is being cared for in Wickford.
According to vets in Wickford, they are currently taking care of a bald eagle found at the Johnston Central Landfill, after it was shot sometime before the blizzard. WPRI 12 first reported the story on Thursday night. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is investigating the incident – A federal act protects bald eagles, and harming one carries a penalty of up to $250,000 and two years in prison. According to The Providence Journal, vets at Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island believe the animal is suffering from lead poisoning because of a bullet wound. For the WRARI’s Facebook and updates on the eagle, click here.