Home » Jackson Hole »State of Wyoming »Teton County » Currently Reading:

Recovered Eagle Released

March 25, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County No Comments
Eagle

The Teton Raptor Center will release a male Bald Eagle back into the wild in the valley today. The eagle was rescued after residents of Melody Ranch, along with Wyoming Game and Fish biologist Susan Patla, spotted the bird sitting awkwardly in the snow near a nest at the Jackson Hole Polo Club. The eagle’s apparent mate watched nearby as concerned citizens approached and noticed that something wasn’t quite right. Raptor Center staff evaluated the eagle and determined it had serious coordination issues, indicating some sort of toxicity. At the Raptor Center, the eagle exhibited signs of poisoning, unstable on his legs and constant quivering. Dr. Forman of Spring Creek Animal Hospital who serves on Raptor Center’s Board of Directors believed that some unknown toxin may have been ingested by the bird, causing the nervous system issues. After several weeks of supportive care, including all the quail he could eat, the eagle regained full coordination and appears symptom free. His first flight test demonstrated a full recovery with no apparent impairments. He will be released at the Teton Raptor Center, rather than back near the nest because of uncertainty that this eagle was one of the occupying pair. If he is, he will fly back there in minutes. Neighbors informed Teton Raptor Center that the eagle nest had been active for many years and they were concerned that this particular bird may be one of the pair using the nest in the past. The eagle’s plumage, all white on the head and tail, indicates the bird is at least five years old. Eagles can age to 30 years in the wild.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Rep. Lummis Announces Re-Election Bid - April 23, 2014
    U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis announced her re-election bid on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Lummis said she wants a fourth term representing Wyoming in Congress so she can work to reduce the federal government’s role in the Cowboy State. “The federal government cannot do better for Wyoming, than Wyoming can do for itself,” Lummis said. “So part […]
  • Wyoming Veterans Asked to Complete Survey - April 23, 2014
    Wyoming veterans and family members are encouraged to complete a short online survey regarding Wyoming veteran benefits and services, which is located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WYOVET2014. The Wyoming Veterans Commission is updating their strategic plan and surveying Wyoming veterans and family members is an important part of that process. The survey, which only takes a few minutes to complete, is focused on […]
  • Wyoming Head Coach Recaps Spring Football Practice [AUDIO] - April 23, 2014
    The Wyoming Cowboys wrapped up spring practice last Saturday afternoon in Laramie.  And if you asked head coach Craig Bohl, he would tell you he wants 15 more practices this spring.  That’s not because of poor practicing by the Cowboys, but more so that he can get to know his team even better and get […]
  • Be Bear Aware when you’re out in the wilds - April 23, 2014
    Seeing a bear can be the highlight of an outdoor adventure. Especially if you’re trying to see one on a spring bear hunt. But getting too close to a grizzly can turn an awe-inspiring experience into a tragic one. There’s a common perception floating around that grizzlies are aggressive defenders of their territory that will […]

National and World News