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File photo of a bald eagle in a tree. (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

File photo of a bald eagle in a tree. (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

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VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area man faces up to six months in prison for illegal possession of a bald eagle he allegedly wanted to train for hunting.

Federal prosecutors in Victoria say 53-year-old Sam Mathew of Missouri City remains free on bond pending sentencing in February. A jury on Monday convicted Mathew of violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

Prosecutors say Mathew, who was indicted in May, intended to catch a juvenile bald eagle and train it in falconry. Evidence indicated there was an active bald eagle nest on Mathew’s property and he had already researched how to capture the bird.

Mathew testified the eagle was out of its nest and on a tree limb and he was trying to help the animal.

Further details on the bald eagle weren’t immediately available.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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