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Game Wardens Seek Shooter Of Falcons In Oakland

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Hiya, a peregrine falcon (pictured), and her offspring were shot by pellets in seperate shootings in Oakland. A $1,000 reward has been offered to catch the shooter. (CBS)

Hiya, a peregrine falcon (pictured), and her offspring were shot by pellets in seperate shootings in Oakland. A $1,000 reward has been offered to catch the shooter. (CBS)

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OAKLAND (CBS / AP) — State game wardens are hoping that $1,000 in reward money will lead to an arrest in the shootings of two peregrine falcons, which are protected under California law.

State Fish and Game Warden Ryan McCoy said he has been seeking the shooter since the mother and 3-month-old daughter suffered pellet wounds on their wings and bodies this month in Oakland.

The San Jose Mercury News reports both falcons suffered broken ulnas and are now recuperating at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum’s hospital in Walnut Creek.

KCBS’ Matt Bigler Reports:

Hospital officials say both are in stable condition and eating on their own.

Santa Cruz biologist Glenn Stewart collected enough pledges from Bay Area falcon lovers to offer $1,000 to the person who provides information leading to the shooter’s arrest and conviction.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services may have contributed to this report.)

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