By Julie Redwood
When we think of bald eagles, one thing comes to mind and that is indestructible. From the gaze to the wings, this majestic creature is not one to be messed with. However, when an eagle named Freedom, was involved in an accident that rendered one of it’s wings bloody and broken, two veterinarians decided to take matters into their own hands.
Freedom arrived in a cardboard box, beaten and covered in blood. Although the bird, with it’s huge talons and sharp beak appeared in tact, the fractured bones that stuck out through it’s skin, rendered hm unable to fly. When the vets sedated the bird, they worked steadily to help the eagle regain consciousness, making him strong again to fly the open air.
Bald eagles are huge creatures with massive wingspans. This statement has since been released by one of the vets who work at the animal hospital:
This was an update posted by one of them at the hospital: Once we’ve stabilized an animal/checked them over, we call the wildlife rehab centre in our city and they come p/u the animals. They provide long-term treatments and will attempt to rehab them in the wild again. A bad wing break like this (open fracture) is difficult to repair and can sometimes result in a wing amputation which prevents release. A wild bird does not always do well in captivity so, quite often, humane euthanasia is a common route. For this particular fellow, he went to the centre and I’m personally crossing my fingers that they’ll be able to help him and give him another few years of life. Hopefully he stays away from vehicles in the future… Hopefully Freedom is able to heal up at the rehab center and find his way back out into the wild. Talk about an unforgettable night at the clinic!
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