Update on rescued bald eagle

eagleA report released today says that the bald eagle that was recently rescued from a Rhodes Island landfill    was shot in the head. According to clinic director Jennifer Brooks, a CT-scan of the young eagle convalescing at the Wildlife Rehabilitator Association center has revealed that the pellet is lodged in the right side of the eagle’s brain.

Veterinarians caring for the eagle, now named Eleanor, have given it prednizone to help reduce any brain swelling. Bloodwork revealed the eagle is also suffering from lead poisoning but veterinarians had already begun medicating her for this.

Brooks said that the eagle’s only hope for survival is to be able to feed itself. It is now has to be tube- or hand-fed.

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