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Despite state and federal protection, there are great egrets in the Pasadena area that are being shot with paintballs.

Their beautiful white plumage covered in paint, someone is using their paintball gun on these birds. And it’s bothering residents.

C'MON PEOPLE! ???? Fish and Wildlife is investigating egrets being shot with paintball guns in South Pasadena, Pinellas...

Posted by FOX 13's Vanessa Ruffes on Thursday, August 8, 2019

The birds’ bodies are very fragile, so a paintball gun may injure them.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating.

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