Bald eagle from Rhode Island landfill euthanized

Bald eagleThis news item just came through.

The bald eagle that had been rescued from a Rhode Island landfill in February and was being treated for gunshot wounds had to be humanely euthanized. Known as Eleanor, the injured eagle had been transferred to the Raptor Trust in New Jersey where it was determined that the shotgun pellet lodged in her brain had caused permanent damage that would prevent her survival in captivity

The Raptor Trust announced on their Facebook page that “given that she was deemed unable to sustain herself in captivity, and would have required daily force feedings for the duration of her life, the decision was made to humanely euthanize her.”

So very sad.

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