Update: Injured Bald Eagle Found in Brooklyn Center Dies
The Raptor Center that was rehabilitating a sick bald eagle found earlier this week in Brooklyn Center reports that the eagle has died. The Raptor Center believes the eagle was likely electrocuted by flying into power lines. It took a severe unexpected downturn on Wednesday night and had to be euthanized.
On Tuesday, a resident noticed an injured eagle during her morning run. The resident called police and the eagle was picked up by the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center.
Experts determined the bald eagle’s wing was swollen. At that point, it was uncertain when the wounded eagle will be released and how it got injured.
“First and foremost it’s a full complete workup of everything to understand whats wrong as much as possible. In this case, we’re treating it symptomatically. Supportively, we are providing inflammatory fluids, treating the wounds and pain medicine,” explained Dr. Julia Ponder, executive director of the Raptor Center.
The Raptor Center is currently taking care of 18 wounded eagles.
Experts remind the public to never attempt to rehabilitate a raptor yourself. Instead call the Raptor Center or police for assistance.
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