We have heard from the rehabber. Unfortunately, this is why it is tough at times to post photos like this because the outcome may not be good news.
This Adult Male Eagle had an old puncture wound in the pit of it’s left wing through to the body cavity. X-Ray showed no fractures or foreign objects. This wound would not have incapacitated the bird, however, flies had laid eggs and over time the body cavity became infected which caused extreme discomfort leading to the bird self mutilating the underside of the left wing. Sadly, the Eagle has passed.
!!Bald Eagle ALERT!!
This morning Officer McQueen responded to a call for an injured Bald Eagle. Our officers were able to determine that this Eagle had an injury preventing it from being able to fly. Once again, Harley Thomas White came to the rescue as our Bald Eagle rehabber! After looking over the Eagle, it was determined that an X-ray will be needed as the injury is severe. We will post an update once we hear back from Harley on how the Eagle is doing. Here are a few photos of our Officer and Rehabber in action: