Bald Eagle Rescue
Bald eagles are a common site in Alaska, and unfortunately, are often one of the species we are called to rescue. Rescuing a bald eagle is both exhilarating and sad as we often see these magnificent birds suffering seizures, incapable of flight or feeding, and they appear to be in pain.
Bald eagles are ‘birds of prey’ which normally conjures images of successful hunters which use sharp talons and beaks to subdue prey. As hunters, bald eagles are fish specialists which can also capture small mammals and waterfowl. However, they are also efficient scavengers, taking on the ecological role of vultures that eat carrion, and it is this habit that often puts them in contact with poisons and toxins.