The prognosis is the most optimistic it's ever been for the juvenile bald eagle wounded by gunfire in Beaver on December 15. "As of today, indications are that the bald eagle might be able to heal the fracture in his left wing on his own and may not require surgery," said Matthew Randazzo, the public relations director for the Northwest Raptor & Wildlife Center. The Center is a Sequim-based non-profit wildlife rescue organization which has been overseeing the rehabilitation of the eagle with its partner veterinary hospital. "It's still early, but our hope is that the eagle will be able to begin his full rehabilitation at our Center in a few weeks."
Tips leading to the capture of the person who shot this eagle can be sent to Matthew@NWRaptorCenter.com and to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife at 1-877-933-9847. Those interested in donating to help for the care of the eagle may visit NWRaptorCenter.com or Facebook.com/NorthwestRaptorCenter.