JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – A bald eagle found in the Sunny Valley area is now recovering at a wildlife rehabilitation center.
According to Oregon State Police, an injured bald eagle was found near Interstate 5 in Josephine County last week.
Three troopers were able to put the bird in a crate and take it to Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center. There, its wounded foot is being treated with honey, a natural antibiotic. Pain medication and anti-fungal medication is also being provided.
“We are especially grateful to the folks who let OSP Troopers know that this bird needed help,” OSP said. “If you think a wild animal is injured, sick, or abandoned – you can always call our team to find out the, best way to help!”
Wildlife Images’ Animal Care Team Lead Cory Alvis-Allen said, “Luckily we will be able to attempt the therapy that pulls lead out of the blood, as well as tend to the laceration. At present we are actually using honey as a bacterial barrier and healing agent on the wound while we give the bird supportive care to undergo the lead toxicity treatments. This eagle has a long road ahead to recovery, but that wouldn’t have been possible without the efforts of the citizens that sought out help from Oregon State Police to get the bird into our center for treatment.”