These New York Bald Eagles Were Found Injured, Feared Dead, What Happened?
Just this month two beautiful but injured bald eagles were discovered along New York roadways. One of them was thought to have died until the heroic efforts of a few good people saved this symbol of freedom and were able to get the bird to safety. Here's what happened.
Should you find an injured bald eagle, don't assume it's dead. Contact the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) immediately at 518-402-8883. The American Eagle Foundation reports that there are a number of threats to their survival, including being struck by a passing vehicle.
In July, according to a DEC press release, officers responded to two separate incidents involving injured bald eagles in New York State. One rescue took place on July 5th in Tompkins County and the second happened on July 10th in Schoharie County.
Wednesday July 5th, officers responded to a call in Newfield, NY. The report suggested that a bald eagle was found injured and unable to fly. Officers were able to corner the bird in the brush along a hayfield and captured it with a catchpole. The eagle was transported Cornell University's Janet L. Lawson Wildlife Hospital for evaluation and treatment.
Monday July 10th DEC officers responded to a call of a dead bald eagle in Cobleskill, NY. Prior to their arrival officers heard from 911 dispatch that the eagle was alive and being transported to a nearby gas station for pickup. The bird could not get to its feet to fly. DEC staff at the Wildlife Resources Center determined the eagle suffered a leg injury requiring further treatment at Cornell University.