Bronson Bald Eagle Rescued

 

On
October 19, 2014, LCSO Victim Advocate, Amanda Sauder, and other motorists
observed a wounded Bald Eagle beside County Road 337, just north of
Bronson.  Sauder reported the eagle to
the Communications
Center and Corporal Joe Sabbag
responded to the scene along with Deputies Chase Gregory and Franco
Almeida. 

 
The
deputies determined that the eagle had most likely been struck by a car.  It was unable to fly but appeared to be in
good condition otherwise.  They contacted
the Florida Wildlife Commission but learned that FWC had no one available to immediately
respond to care for the eagle.  Corporal
Sabbag advised that the eagle was standing in the mid-day sun light and he
became concerned about it going into heat distress. 

 
Deputy
Gregory was able to retrieve a cage from his home.  The deputies then gently placed the eagle
into the cage and moved it to a cooler area at the Sheriff’s Office. 

 
FWC
personnel eventually responded and delivered the eagle to a proper rescue
facility in the Newberry area.  At last
report, the eagle was recovering well. 

 
LCSO
thanks the public for their concern for this symbol of our national
freedom. 

 

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