A bald eagle was euthanized after it was shot in Chambers County, and deputies hope to find who did it. Investigators said Tuesday a $1,000 reward is being offered for information about the shooter.
The bird was also blinded in the shooting according to a release from the Chambers County Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff's deputies and state game wardens were able to gently capture the protected National Bird to transport it to medical experts.
According to the U.S. Wildlife Service, anyone convicted of violating the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act faces a possible prison sentence and fine. If anyone has information, contact Chambers County Crime Stoppers at 844=860-8477, or the Texas Wildlife Crime Stoppers at 800-792-4263. Chambers County Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward, and another $1,000 reward is being offered by Texas Wildlife Crime Stoppers Operation Game Thief.