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Carolina Waterfowl Rescue seeks info on blue herons shot and killed at Huntersville pond

By Dianne Gallagher
WCNC-TV

Huntersville

The Carolina Waterfowl Rescue is looking for information on the deaths of two blue herons at a pond this week.

The male and female blue herons were nesting at a pond on Green Farm Road. But the rescue organization said someone shot both of the large birds and experts were unable to save either of the herons.

Records from the organization show another blue heron was shot and killed at the exact same pond last April.

Blue herons are federally-protected birds, and the fine for killing one can reach up to $250,000. It also is illegal to discharge a weapon in a residential area and the pond is surrounded by homes and located in a neighborhood.

The Carolina Waterfowl Rescue believes the person shooting the herons is doing it on purpose. They ask anyone with information to please contact authorities.

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