American Bald Eagle locked in on a fish

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Two Nebraska men have been cited for killing and planning to eat a bald eagle.

Ramiro Hernandez-Tziquin and Domingo Zetino-Hernandez were in a duck recreation area near Stanton, Nebraska when authorities were called to investigate a suspicious vehicle. It was then discovered that the two 20-year-olds had shot and killed an eagle and planned to eat it.

Bald eagles are a protected species in the United States, something that the two Honduran men may not have been aware of. Nonetheless, they were ticketed and could be facing more severe charges.

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