Authorities search for person who shot a Bald Eagle

BILOXI (WLOX) - A bald eagle is recovering in a Saucier hospital after being shot. The eagle was believed to have been shot sometime Wednesday. Dr. James Askew says the eagle was shot twice in one of its wings and lost a lot of blood.

Askew says they are stabilizing the wing for now and trying to decide whether the bird will be able to keep part of it. Dr. Askew says there could be as much as a 10 to 50 thousand dollar fine for harassing a bird.