Snared Eagle Recovering



The young bald eagle rescued last week in Kodiak is shown at the rehab center in Anchorage. Photo Dave Dorsey/Bird TLC

Jacob Resneck/KMXT

A young eagle found caught in a snare last week is now recovering at a bird rehabilitation center in Anchorage. The young male eagle was discovered by a borough employee at an illegal dumpsite near Monashka. A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist helped free the bird which had been trapped in an untagged snare. The eagle was later flown to the bird rehabilitation center.

Robin Corcoran, a biologist at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, says she spoke to the director of the avian rehabilitation center this week for an update.

— eagle 1 :25 "And she told me … release it in the spring."

Cindy Palmatier [palm-a-tier] is the director of the Bird Treatment and Learning Center in Anchorage. She says the snare had caught the eagle around the neck but that he’s recovering.

— eagle 2 :10 "And he had some … looking really good."

The young eagle was one of five injured eagles transferred to Anchorage from the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge this month. Three of the five either died or had to be euthanized because of the extent of their injuries. The remaining two birds are recovering and will eventually be released.

— eagle 3 :21 "They should both be … best chance of success."

The federal wildlife refuge tracks the numbers of injured and dead eagles it comes across. Last year more than 20 eagles were captured and rehabilitated either locally or sent to Anchorage.

Fish and Wildlife encourages those who discover a dead or injured eagle to call 486-2600.

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