Aug. 4 (UPI) — Wildlife officials in Florida said they rescued a young bald eagle found with a bad case of poisoning in the trash at a waste facility.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Wednesday the juvenile eagle was discovered by staff at the waste disposal facility and summoned wildlife biologists to the scene.
The FWC biologists were able to capture the eagle in a net and take it to the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, which was able to transfer the ailing bird to an animal clinic.
The eagle, which was suffering from a form of poisoning, was later transferred to the Eye of the Eagle Wildlife Sanctuary, where it will be rehabilitated for eventual release, the FWC said.
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