Local resident Bernadette Lewis-Murphy was proud to recently capture a few photos of an endangered whooping crane peacefully foraging for food near Riceville.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has been working to restore a wild whooping crane population in Louisiana. Fifty juvenile cranes, brought to Louisiana in four separate cohort groups, have been released at LDWF’s White Lake property near Gueydan since 2011. To learn more about LDWF’s whooping crane re-population project, visit http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wildlife/whooping-cranes .
Meanwhile, LDWF is still offering a $15,000 reward for info leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects wanted for shooting two whooping cranes in Jeff Davis Parish last February. Anyone with information on this incident can contact LDWF’s Enforcement Division by calling 1-800-442-2511 or citizens can text LADWF and their tip to 847411.
The whooping cranes were found near the corner of Compton Road and Radio Tower Road just north of Roanoke, about five miles north of Interstate 10.For the complete story and more local news, please subscribe to Jennings Daily News by clicking subscribe or by calling 337-824-3011.
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