Saturday: We have a lead-poisoned eagle. The eagle is from Fond du Lac, and is currently in the basement of one of our rehabbers in the Kenwood area.
Sunday Morning: We are so grateful for the kindness of Jason, who gave up 6 hours of his Sunday to drive the sick bald eagle to the Raptor Center when no other rides were available.
Sunday Afternoon: Jason just called from the Raptor Center. The vet there had to put the Eagle down; the lead level was too high to treat, and the x-ray showed a bullet fragment that the eagle had scavenged along with the deer gut pile deep inside the eagle’s GI track. Farzad called the Conservation Officer at Fond du Lac who brought in the eagle and told him the news. The CO was very saddened and told Farzad he will do his best to educate people. It was a beautiful female eagle.
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