SVENSON, Ore. The Wildlife Center of the North Coast captured a mature bald eagle at Svenson Island, Ore., on Dec. 22, 2010. The eagle was found on the ground, wet, cold and covered in blood with a severely injured wing.
X-rays taken at Bayshore Animal Hospital in Warrenton revealed a shotgun pellet near a fractured wing bone. After six weeks of critical care in the Wildlife Centers hospital, the eagle has been moved to the outdoor flight cage and is gaining strength. Investigations by the Oregon State Police have resulted in no leads.
Any information regarding this case should be referred to the Oregon State Police at 503-325-5515, extension 33.
The Wildlife Center of the North Coast is the only wildlife care hospital on the central and north Oregon coast and provides professional medical care for all native wild birds and animals. The center is an all-volunteer organization with 100 percent of each donation dollar going directly to the care of wildlife.