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Police: Protected bird was shot in Florida

Posted: 7:34 AM, Aug 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-22 11:34:43Z

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Police say a protected bird has been shot and wounded in Florida.
  
The Miami Herald reports an unidentified man shot the osprey at Truman Waterfront Park in Monroe County on Tuesday. The bird was seriously injured, having suffered a fractured wing near its rib.
  
Tom Sweets with the Key West Wildlife Center says the bird was flopping around the concrete and was bleeding. Sweets says the bird is going to need some extensive surgery.
  
Key West police spokeswoman Alyson Crean says the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is handling the case. The commission says the osprey is protected by the U.S. Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
  
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Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com

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