A Virginia man who confessed to shooting a bald eagle and afterward running it more than a few times with an off-road vehicle was condemned to a month of house capture Monday.
Allen H. Thacker, 62, was likewise requested to finish 100 hours of group benefit at a region untamed life asylum and to pay $500 in fines alongside $1,500 in compensation.
A lady was driving on a street in Smithfield in March when she said she saw a man driving an ATV over a bald eagle, as indicated by court records.
The lady told experts of the occurrence and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries opened an examination, The Virginian-Pilot revealed.
Thacker conceded in July to disregarding the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. He told officers he executed the hawk in March since he had seen the feathered creature slaughtering little amusement and eating fish on his property.
Thacker said the hawk was a “danger” and “an excess of accentuation” was put on the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, The Virginian-Pilot announced.
Thacker apologized to the court before being condemned. He said his family has gotten various demise dangers following the occurrence.
“I am genuinely sad for what I have done. I won’t commit a similar error once more,” Thacker told the court
Half of the fine will go to the lady who detailed the wrongdoing while the compensation will go toward the North American Wetlands Conservation Fund account.