Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a 30-year-old Labadieville man for alleged Migratory Bird Treaty Act violations related to a Sept. 2 incident at an Elmwood parking lot.
According to a press release, agents cited Jackoby D. Bertot on Sept. 23 for taking other than non-game migratory birds with no season.
He is accused of killing 49 seagulls in a New Orleans suburb parking lot around 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 2.
Agents received complaints by business managers concerning a suspect in a white pickup truck speeding through a resting flock of seagulls, and were able to obtain the identity of the driver through interviews, witness statements and surveillance videos.
The maximum penalty for violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act is up to a $15,000 fine and six months imprisonment, and additional fines could be imposed for each bird killed, according to the release.