Northwest Ohio – Wildlife District Two
In August, State Wildlife Officer Michele Butler, assigned to Erie County, patrolled the shoreline of Sandusky Bay. She observed an angler on a pier throw a beverage can into the water after finishing it.
Officer Butler contacted the fisherman and issued him a citation for littering. He pleaded no contest in Sandusky Municipal Court and paid $145 in fines and court costs.
In June 2022, State Wildlife Officer Levi Farley, assigned to Paulding County, received a phone call about an injured bald eagle.
Officer Farley located a juvenile bald eagle which appeared to have been struck by a motor vehicle and had several injuries.
Officer Farley contacted Nature’s Nursey to rehabilitate the injured eagle. Nature’s Nursery determined the eagle had a fracture in one of its wings and possibly a minor pelvic fracture.
After several months of care, the bird was ready to be returned to the wild. In April 2023, the bald eagle was transported back to Paulding County and released near the site where it was found.