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Offline AJL

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Wildlife Rehabilitation cases and stories of interest
« on: February 08, 2010, 11:33:14 AM »
An eagle with a badly injured beak was retrieved in Alaska in December. A dentist made a 'cap' to give the damaged area stability. The bird (now named Cyrano) is doing well and is able to eat chopped fish on his own.
Story: http://www.ktuu.com/Global/story.asp?S=11943748
(Note that the video on the right side of the page shows the damaged area without the cap so if squeamish, don't watch the video).
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Re: Wildlife Rehabilitation cases and stories of interest
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2010, 10:57:32 PM »
Excellent story!  I wonder if breathing is impeded.  Looks like there were holes in his prosthetic beak. 
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Re: Wildlife Rehabilitation cases and stories of interest
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2010, 05:12:40 AM »
Ajl, thanks for posting the story about the eagle with the prosthetic beak.  It was interesting to watch the video after reading the article.  The dentist really seemed to enjoy helping his avian patient.   :eclove
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Re: Wildlife Rehabilitation cases and stories of interest
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2010, 07:18:23 AM »
Thanks to greyfloppysocks for posting this link on the chat.
An eagle male is tangled in a fence due to some yellow rope tangled around his leg!
A man who knows what he*s doing is able to un entangle the eagle.

Click here for video
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Re: Wildlife Rehabilitation cases and stories of interest
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2010, 06:30:42 PM »
Thank you Booni, that is the eagle that Raptorman and I were discussing last night in the chat.  Amazing to watch the professional at work.  Blessings to the eagle.  :heart
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Re: Wildlife Rehabilitation cases and stories of interest
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2010, 04:55:39 PM »
The eagle from Pine Lake that was trapped in the rope on March 4th was taken to a Veterinary hospital overnight and then was taken to Sarvey Wildlife for rehabilitation because it was fatigued, bruised, and had an injured eye.
It was successfully was released today!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhjazrpKasg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhjazrpKasg</a>

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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2010, 07:44:21 PM »
Yay!!  That is beautiful!  Thank you Raptor.  :heart
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Re: Wildlife Rehabilitation cases and stories of interest
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2010, 02:09:03 AM »
Great feeling of relief to see that it turned out so well!  Thanks for sharing story and the video with us, Raptor.    :eclove

I was happy to see that they let the eagle leave the crate on its own and fly away when it was ready.  Now it can go back to a natural, wild life.    :clap
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Re: Wildlife Rehabilitation cases and stories of interest
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2010, 07:34:12 PM »
I hope this is the best place to post this interesting news from today's paper "Vancouver Sun'. A happy story about bald eagles.

 Recovery of bald eagles is an American success story
 Species began to bounce back when DDT was banned

 By Aric Crab, Contra Costa Times March 18, 2010  

KLAMATH BASIN, Ore. -- On a clear, cool fall morning, a bald eagle swoops in from its perch on a cliff overlooking Trinity Lake in Northern California.

With grace and speed, the eagle flies low over the water and snatches a bass any angler would be happy to catch. Chased by three crows, the eagle settles atop a tree, high on the cliff overlooking the water below.

The bald eagle is an amazing comeback story: 40 years ago, the species was nearly extinct. Today, bald eagles have experienced a turnaround.

Each winter near the California-Oregon border, the largest gathering of bald eagles in the continental United States takes place.

The rest of the story is located at:

http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Recovery+bald+eagles+American+success+story/2696652/story.html
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Re: Wildlife Rehabilitation cases and stories of interest
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2010, 09:35:58 AM »
Today's Times Colonist newspaper had an amazing story about a rescued female juvenile bald eagle.  http://www.timescolonist.com/technology/Unusual+surgery+saves+eagle+Metchosin/2708463/story.html

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A young eagle at the Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin will have a second chance to soar after an unusual emergency operation to graft a wing tendon.

The eagle was found almost three weeks ago lying on the side of the road near Goldstream Park, likely after being struck by a vehicle. A family found the bird and called staff at the B.C. SPCA's Wild ARC, who rushed the eagle back to the centre.

Read more: http://www.timescolonist.com/technology/Unusual+surgery+saves+eagle+Metchosin/2708463/story.html#ixzz0ipVLxbpE
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Re: Wildlife Rehabilitation cases and stories of interest
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2010, 10:26:18 AM »
Thank you for posting Madrona!

I am cheering for the eagle!  :heart
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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2010, 03:42:24 PM »
It's heartening to see the cooperation among the family that found the wounded eagle, the SPCA and Wild Arc, the generous vets and other trained staff and the wildlife rehabbers who saved the eagle and are making it possible for her to have a chance at resuming a normal life!  Hats off to all involved and to the newspaper for publishing the story and picture.   :clap

Thank you for sharing it with us, Madrona!   :eclove
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« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2010, 05:19:34 AM »
What an amazing story and nice that a tragedy turned out well for the eagle.  It's good to know that there are such caring humans in this world.

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Re: Wildlife Rehabilitation cases and stories of interest
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2010, 12:34:51 PM »
Another happy ending the "Last Indian Dancing Bear" has been set free.

There's an ad blurp then the story.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8421867.stm

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Re: Wildlife Rehabilitation cases and stories of interest
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2010, 01:10:41 AM »
Another happy ending the "Last Indian Dancing Bear" has been set free.

If that has been a captive bear, I wonder how it will survive in the wild?   :puzzled2 
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