Yukon environmental officials rescued an wounds bald eagle on Wednesday and took it to the Yukon game reserve for examination and treatment.
According to Maria Hallock, the Eagle has a “very severe infection”, the head of animal care and the veterinarian of the Yukon wildlife Reserve, and an inflammation of the carpal tunnel.
Hallock also reported that the bird is undergoing aggressive antibiotic therapy and will soon release the Eagle’s prognosis as soon as all test results are complete.
Bald eagle rescued and treated
The bald eagle was found hopping around the Yukon landfill and apparently wounded. According to Elizabeth Blair, a resident of Stewart Crossing nearby, she first noticed the Eagle in July and continued to check on it throughout the summer. The bird could not fly and jump and look for food at the Mayo landfill.
When it got colder, Blair feared that the bald eagle would not survive the winter cold. When temperatures dropped in October, she asked for help from officials via Facebook. Blair believes that the bald eagle has a Partner, as there was always a larger bird floating in the landfill.
Help finally arrived on Wednesday.
Hallock said this was the second event of bone infection on bald eagles this year.
Meanwhile, in the Prince Edward Islands, a rescued and wounded bald eagle found on the York / Cove head trail on Saturday is being treated at Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown.
The results of the investigation show that the mature male eagle had been shot down. On the bones at the end of the Eagle Wing a Pellet was inserted, to which the primary flight feathers are attached.
Someone focused on the bird and fired, said Wade MacKinnon, head of Investigation and law enforcement at the Prince Edward Island Department of justice and public safety. He believes that the bird was wounds
when he was determined that the eagle was emancipated.
Mackinnon said that the Person responsible for the striking will face a fine, confiscation of the gun and suspension of the hunt.
Provincial conservation officials urge anyone with information about the striking of the eagle to come forward.
Animal rights activists report that there were 65 breeding pairs in the Prince Edward Islands in March of this year, and the number of juveniles is still not known, as the population has been steadily increasing since the 1980s.
The largest collection of bald eagles in the world
In November this year, wildlife authorities say there will be more than 35,000 bald eagles through the Lower Fraser Valley by February. Thousands of these birds flock to Harrison River every day.
The Harrison River has a length of about 18 kilometers and is a tributary of the Fraser River.
The Fraser River is up to 850 miles long and the largest source of red salmon in the world. The Eagles are hundreds of kilometers long to enjoy the five salmon varieties that spawn in autumn.
A local photographer, Dr. Christian Sasse, said that bald eagles flock to landfills, because they are scavengers, and they are looking for the most accessible way to find all detected sources.
Bald eagles are also intelligent hunters, and they observe the movements of the gulls to find out where the food sources are.