A tree bearing a bald eagle nest has been cut down near the Iowa-Missouri border in violation of federal law.
Iowa conservation officer Joe Fourdyce said the tree on the Iowa side of the U.S. Highway 136 bridge between Keokuk, Iowa and Alexandria, Missouri was felled September 9th or 10th.
Fourdyce said there are some suspects in the case and the investigation is in the hands of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He said charges are likely.
Cutting down a tree with a bald eagle nest violates a federal protection act. Such violations can lead to prison time or fines.