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Injured bald eagle found near Metro tracks in Alexandria dies

Posted on Nov 01,2019
Filed Under Pets , Community,

The injured bald eagle (Courtesy AWLA)
Source Wtop

By Jack Moore

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - The injured eagle found near the Van Dorn Metro tracks in Alexandria, Virginia, last week has died.

The eagle, which had an injured wing, died over the weekend, the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center in Boyce, Virginia, told WTOP.

The bird’s wing was broken and the fracture exposed the bone, according to Jen Riley, the center’s director of wildlife services. In addition, the fracture was close to the bird’s elbow, which made it unlikely it would have healed without significant “arthritic changes,” she said.

Riley said the center stabilized the fracture and gave the eagle pain medication and antibiotics “so it was as comfortable as possible.”

Source Wtop

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