A buzzard which was found illegally shot near Powys has prompted concern by the RSPB and police. The bird was found dead on the ground by a walker near Llanrhaeadr-ym-mochnant on 10 February, and it was reported to the police.
The bird was X-rayed by a local vet and found to contain at least eight pieces of shot.
Buzzards, like all birds of prey, are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. To kill or injure one is a criminal offence and could result in an unlimited fine or up to six months in jail.
Source: ITV news
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