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Reward for info on suspect who shot endangered falcon

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MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- The Humane Society of the United States is offering a $5,000 reward for information on a suspect who shot an endangered bird near Milwaukee.
 
The Peregrine Falcon was found laying in a street in late February after being shot by a shotgun. Medical staff removed at least seven shotgun pellets from the bird.
   
The female falcon is being treated at a wildlife rehab center in Milwaukee, and those caring for the bird say her collarbone is broken and she may never fly again.

Scott Diehl from the Wisconsin Humane Society Wildlife Rehabilitation Center says, "This bone is really a critical structural component of her ability to fly, her shoulder system."

Thousands of viewers watched the falcon raise three hatchlings last year on the WE Energies falcon web cam.
   
WE energies has donated $2,500 to the Humane Society for the bird's care.




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