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  1. #1
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    Jan 2004

    Sickly bald eagle checks itself into Keys bird rehab center


    ..........A juvenile bald eagle, likely less than a year old, flew into the Tavernier center Friday, apparently lured by the smell of food being doled out to resident turkey vultures by facility technician Dave Bingham.

    "Dave's mouth hit the floor in awe," Executive Director Joan Scholz said. "The bald eagle was extremely hungry and thin. It came to the perfect place to get help."

    The eagle was suffering from a genetic beak deformity that hinders its ability to eat.

    Since bald eagles are highly protected under federal law, the Wild Bird Center contacted a specialized treatment facility near Miami and made the transfer less than 24 hours later.

    After a preliminary surgery by a veterinarian, it appears the eagle stands a good chance of eventually being released.

    "They said there's about an 80 percent chance that she'll be releasable," Barber said. "That's really exciting news because I thought she would be a permanent resident somewhere."

    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/07/0...#storylink=cpy

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Aww lovely.

    Thanks for posting, I needed some good news today.

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