Ea­gle res­cued at Florida garbage cen­tre

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD -

LAKE CITY, Fla. — Wildlife of­fi­cials have res­cued a ju­ve­nile bald ea­gle that was suf­fer­ing from poi­son­ing at a Florida trash and garbage col­lec­tion cen­tre.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Con­ser­va­tion Com­mis­sion an­nounced on so­cial me­dia that bi­ol­o­gists cap­tured the bird Wed­nes­day af­ter re­ceiv­ing a call from staff at the Lake City cen­tre. The com­mis­sion says the ea­gle prob­a­bly would have died from the toxin if not treated.

The ea­gle ini­tially was taken to the Alachua County Sher­iff’s Of­fice and then trans­ferred to a larger out­door en­clo­sure in the Eye of the Ea­gle Wildlife Sanc­tu­ary. Of­fi­cials say the res­cued ea­gle will be re­ha­bil­i­tated and re­leased back into the wild.

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