GOSHEN, Va. (AP) — Two Boy Scout camp employees say they were fired after trying to rescue an injured bald eagle.
Jeremy and Eliana Bookbinder are quoted by The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/29EeP87) as saying they were fired last month at Camp Marriott in the Goshen Scout Reservation, about 20 miles from Lexington, Virginia.
Eliana Bookbinder says she and her brother took the injured bird to a wildlife rehabilitation center after she found it, despite being told by her boss not to.
Camp officials told them they were fired for disobeying orders, and that they had broken an unspecified federal law. It was unclear which law they were referencing. The Post notes bald eagles were removed from the state's endangered species list in 2013.
The newspaper said reservation spokesman Aaron Chusid declined to comment.
Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com