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Recovered Eagle Released

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

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