Injured bald eagle being cared for at local wildlife center

The Wildlife Rehab & Education Center is currently caring for an adult bald eagle that was found in the Crosby area.

January 12, 2011 3:33:49 PM PST
The Wildlife Rehab & Education Center is currently caring for an adult bald eagle that was found in the Crosby area. The eagle was brought to the Wildlife Center by Texas Parks and Wildlife game wardens who have been receiving calls about the emaciated bird over the last three to four weeks. The center says the eagle is very thin and appears to have a fractured shoulder and clavicle.

"He would have died. He was very very thin, had internal parasites, external parasites. He would have died in another couple days especially with as cold as its been recently," says Sharon Schmalz, Executive Director of WR&E.

Schmalz also said he is the largest and strongest bald eagle she has ever handled. Although the eagle is not in top condition, he was still able to elude capture until now.

The Wildlife Center says it will provide short-term care for the bald eagle. They say the hope is that this eagle will be able to be released back into the wild. If not, the bald eagle could possibly be placed in a zoo.

For more information on how to care for wild animals if you find them in distress, visit the WR&E website or call 713-861-WILD(9453).

The Wildlife Rehab & Education Center is an affiliate of the Houston SPCA.


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