Rep. Mike Flood demands action from Biden administration after bald eagle killed in Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Rep. Mike Flood is calling for the Biden administration to act after a bald eagle was killed in Nebraska.
According to the Stanton County Sherriff’s Office, two men were cited after deputies say they were caught with a dead bald eagle last week.
The men could face additional charges after they told deputies they planned to eat the animal.
In a tweet this week, Flood said that the men were in the country illegally and that they planned to turn the talons into ornaments.
“It’s been days and the Biden Administration has been unresponsive to local authorities,” Flood said in a statement on Monday. “My office has reached out to demand answers about what will be done.”
Deputies say that the men shot the protected bird near Norfolk, Flood’s hometown.
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission was called to the area, and staff secured the eagle and the men’s rifle.
The men, 20-year-olds Ramiro Hernandez-Tziquin and Domingo Zetino-Hernandez of Norfolk, were cited for unlawful possession of an eagle.
The sheriff’s office says the investigation is ongoing.
This is the second time in the last year that a bald eagle has been fatally shot.
Seward County was searching for a person who killed a protected bird last April. There’s no word on if that person ever was arrested.