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Wildlife Rehab & Education Center cares for bald eagle found near Crosby

Wildlife Rehab & Education Center cares for bald eagle found near Crosby

Credit: Wildlife Rehab & Education Center

by khou.com staff

khou.com

Posted on January 12, 2011 at 5:15 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 12 at 5:15 PM

HOUSTON—The Wildlife Rehab & Education Center is caring for an adult bald eagle that was found in the Crosby area. 

Texas Parks and Wildlife game wardens brought the eagle to the Wildlife Center after receiving calls about the emaciated bird over the last three to four weeks. 

Officials said the bird was very thin and appeared to have a coracoid and clavicle fracture.

"He may have been struggling to survive by scavenging," says Sharon Schmalz, Executive Director of WR&E.  Schmalz said the bald eagle is the largest and strongest she’s ever handled. 

WR&E consulting veterinarian Dr. Brenda Flores and Houston SPCA staff veterinarian Dr. Cheryl Hoggard have both given the eagle an overall examination which included taking blood samples and x-rays.

The Wildlife Center will provide short-term care for the bird with hopes of releasing it back into the wild.

If not, the powerful and beautiful bald eagle could possibly be kept as an educational ambassador or placed in an educational facility.

For more information on how to care for these animals if you find them in distress, visit the organization’s website or call 713.861.WILD (9453).

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