Bald Eagle Update
It is with great sadness to report that I was notified this morning that it was necessary to euthanize the injured Bald Eagle. I know this is not the outcome anyone wanted but the experts had to do what was best. As the eagle was gaining weight it was placing more stress on the injured areas and causing additional pain. Rest assured our treasured national bird was treated with expertise, love and respect by all. I am very grateful to have been a part of the rescue effort and knowing this magnificent creature was rescued from suffering in the wild and did not fall to predators makes me proud of how our community and volunteers came together as one. That is one of the many things the Bald Eagle symbolizes.
Some have asked what will happen with the eagle’s mate since they mate for life. The good news is the mate will select another male she likes the look of to fly with. During this process she will pick a stick and drop it to see if the male can catch it. If he does, she will mate with that male till death they do part and remain in the same territory.
Before receiving the sad news this morning, I was working on the upcoming “Bake Sale Fundraiser” to be held on July 1st at the Friday night barbeque, for the volunteer organizations involved with the rescue. I know our community will come together to show our support, thanks, and appreciation. Please contact the office for more information & watch for upcoming announcements.
Lakes & Wildlife Chair