KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) - A tree bearing a bald eagle nest has been cut down near the Iowa-Missouri border in violation of federal law.
Iowa conservation officer Joe Fourdyce told the Daily Gate City (http://bit.ly/pqzjSs ) that the tree on the Iowa side of the U.S. Highway 136 bridge between Keokuk and Alexandria, Mo., was felled Sept. 9 or 10.
Fourdyce says there are some suspects in the case, and the investigation is in the hands of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He says charges are likely.
Cutting down a tree with a bald eagle nest violates a federal protection act. Such violations can lead to prison time or fines.
Information from: Daily Gate City, http://www.dailygate.com