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Bald Eaglet #17-1354

On June 8, a young Bald Eagle was found down on the ground in Norfolk, Virginia. The eagle reportedly killed and ate a backyard chicken; the homeowner called Nature’s Nanny Wildlife Rehabilitation when the eagle was unable to fly away. A volunteer transporter drove the eaglet to the Wildlife Center that same day.

Dr. Ernesto examined the fledgling eagle upon admission and found that the bird was bright and alert, but very thin, with lice and flat flies. Radiographs and blood work were within normal limits.

from Wildlife Center of Virginia RSS http://wildlifecenter.org/critter-corner/current-patients/bald-eaglet-17-1354
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