(World Bird Sanctuary)

Heroic rescue of badly injured bald eagle made from flood waters

The World Bird Sanctuary says the bird was "dehydrated, emaciated, cold, weak, and covered in old puncture wounds."

May 07, 2019 - 4:19 pm
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Portage des Sioux, Mo. (KFTK) - In a flooded forest area north of St. Louis, a bady injured bald eagle was rescued from rising flood waters by the World Bird Sanctuary with the help of a local citizen. 

The World Bird Sanctuary posted photos of the rescue in Portage des Sioux, Mo. on its Facebook page, asking for donations to get the bird healthy again. They speculate he likely lost his ability to fly after a fight with another eagle. 

Video of the rescue was also shared by the man who helped get the World Bird Sanctuary's team out to the eagle. Zac Beck took them by boat to the eagle which he had seen on his property before.

The eagle was in a low perch due to it being grounded from injuries. The rising water was just a couple of feet away from him. 

The World Bird Sanctuary says the bird was "dehydrated, emaciated, cold, weak, and covered in old puncture wounds."

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