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Workers may have broken the law by touching osprey nest

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Crews taking down the old lights at Biloxi's Yankie Stadium may have run afoul of more than just some birds.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now investigating whether the contractor broke any federal laws when crews brought down an old light with a nest sitting on top.

A spokesperson for Fish and Wildlife told WLOX News the birds were osprey, and if there were eggs or chicks in the nest, the contractor could be in violation of federal law which protects nesting species.

The construction company initially contacted the Humane Society on Tuesday seeking someone to offer advice on what to do with the birds. But a representative couldn't determine whether any eggs or chicks had been in the nest.

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