ANERR staffers rescue bald eagle

Published: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 01:40 PM.

“Approach the bird from the rear,” advises the foundation. “Gently push down on its back so that both its feet are against the ground, preventing it from striking with either talon. While keeping the bird’s head completely covered, slide your hands down and over each wing, holding the wings against the body of the eagle. While still gently forcing both its feet to the ground, slide your hands down each side of the eagle to simultaneously grasp each leg just above the talons. 

“Pick up the eagle, while holding one wing against your body and the other under your opposite arm. Place the eagle in a large cardboard box or large pet carrier with ventilation holes.” The less room the bird has to move around, the better. Place the bird in a warm, dark, quiet place and call for help immediately. Do not feed the eagle and do not place it near people (especially children) or pets.”


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