Wounded whooping crane euthanized, $15,000 reward offered for shooting info
Posted on 2/20/2014 12:12:00 PM.
The whooping crane found shot in Jefferson Davis parish was euthanized on Wednesday at the LSU Veterinary School.  The wounded bird was taken in for treatment on February 8th after being found with a dead whooping crane. Adam Einck of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the bird responded well at first....

"The vet school came to the decision that he wasn't going to survive the gunshot that he suffered a couple weeks earlier... so they made the decision to go ahead and euthanize that whooping crane."

The whooping crane's condition began to deteriorate on Tuesday leading to the decision to euthanize him. Einck says the department continues to investigate who shot the two whooping cranes just north of Roanoke near the corner of Compton road and Radio Tower road on February 7th.

"We're still seeking leads and information.  Right now, we have a reward of up to fifteen thousand dollars for anybody that knows anything about the shooting of these whooping cranes."

The public can share information anonymously about the illegal shooting of these two whooping cranes by calling 800-442-2511.  The reward is for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this case.

Shooting whooping cranes is a federal offense and violators could face fines and possibly jail time.
Whooping Crane, Euthanized, Wildlife and Fisheries, LSU Venterinary School

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