Senior Trooper Paul Rushton

Update: Eagles rescued by OSP trooper recovering at Wildlife Images

Senior Trooper Paul Rushton

Gold Beach, Ore. — Two bald eagles found in a ditch in Gold Beach are recovering at Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center in Grants Pass

Oregon State Police Senior Trooper Paul Rushton rescued the eagles this weekend.

Wildlife Images Executive Director Dave Siddon believes the two eagles were fighting each other over food or territory. “They might not have made it if someone hadn’t gotten involved and brought them to us.”

The larger bird weighs about 15 pounds and has a torn muscle in one wing–the other eagle appears to be in good health. Both are female.

Siddon said, “We have them in an area so their getting their wings in good condition so they have enough room to fly.”

Both eagles are expected to be released in the coming weeks.

Siddon said this is the fourth bald eagle they have treated this year.

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