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BEAUMONT (AP) — An injured bald eagle found on the ground near an elevated electrical transmission line in Southeast Texas suffered burns and had to be euthanized.

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Matthew Fortenberry with Beaumont Animal Services on Tuesday announced the death of the female eagle dubbed Hope.

Fortenberry says some people in Beaumont on Monday saw the injured full-grown eagle standing near the line. Hope had burns on her head and an injured foot.

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Fortenberry says the bird, estimated to be about 3-years-old, was transported to an animal rehab center but had to euthanized due to electrocution, likely from a nearby power line. Officials are trying to determine if she left behind a nest.

Bald eagles are no longer considered endangered but are protected under federal law, including the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

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