LDWF: Whooping crane shot in Jeff Davis euthanized - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

LDWF: Whooping crane shot in Jeff Davis euthanized

Posted: Updated:
Male whooping crane that was euthanized. (Source: LDWF) Male whooping crane that was euthanized. (Source: LDWF)
  • More Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Westlake PD addresses Sasol expansion traffic concerns

    Westlake PD addresses Sasol expansion traffic concerns

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-08-01 04:20:01 GMT
    Traffic was the hot topic at Westlake City Hall Thursday as the Westlake Police Department informed citizens on changes to cope with the massive expansion of Sasol.More >>
    Traffic was the hot topic at Westlake City Hall Thursday as the Westlake Police Department informed citizens on changes to cope with the massive expansion of Sasol.More >>
  • Senate passes VA reform bill for clinics in Lafayette, Lake Charles

    Senate passes VA reform bill for clinics in Lafayette, Lake Charles

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:54:00 GMT
    (Source: MGN Online)(Source: MGN Online)
    The U.S. Senate passed a bill Thursday that reforms the Veterans Affairs Administration and allows for the authorization of VA outpatient clinics in Lake Charles and Lafayette.More >>
    The U.S. Senate passed a bill Thursday that reforms the Veterans Affairs Administration and allows for the authorization of VA outpatient clinics in Lake Charles and Lafayette.More >>
  • Women capitalizing on jobs in SWLA plants

    Women capitalizing on jobs in SWLA plants

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:21:18 GMT
    Valerie Burnett, Operator at SasolValerie Burnett, Operator at Sasol
    Have you considered working in the local plants of Southwest Louisiana? With all the job opportunities available now and coming in the future, many women are capitalizing on the openings.More >>
    Have you considered working in the local plants of Southwest Louisiana? With all the job opportunities available now and coming in the future, many women are capitalizing on the openings.More >>

According to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the male whooping crane that survived being shot in Jefferson Davis Parish recently was euthanized at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine on Wednesday.

The estimated date of the shooting is February 6, according to Wildlife agents. A second bird, a female whooping crane, was found dead at the scene.

The birds were discovered near the intersection of Compton Road and Radio Tower Road near Roanoke.

The male bird was brought to the LSU SVM's Veterinary Teaching Hospital on February 8 for treatment. He was diagnosed with humerus and radius fractures and underwent surgery. The bird's condition began to deteriorate on February 18, and the bird was euthanized on February 19.

"A $15,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting the two whooping cranes," said the LDWF in a news release.

Anyone with information on this incident can contact LDWF's Enforcement Division by calling 1-800-442-2511 or using the tip411 program.

Copyright 2014 KPLC. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow