An immature bald eagle is recovering at the Animal Care Hospital of Williams Lake after being rescued from a guest ranch near 100 Mile House.
Last week Daniel Eberle at Kayanara Ranch noticed the eagle running around on the meadows.
“We had a look and noticed it wasn’t flying. He would just run away,” he said.
The next morning he saw the eagle was still there so he called 2nd Chance wildlife shelter in Quesnel and was encouraged to capture the eagle.
On Wednesday, shelter volunteer Suzanne Burton picked up the eagle and brought it to the Animal Care Hospital for staff to examine it.
“We couldn’t figure out what was wrong,” said veterinary assistant Carla Harris.
“There are no broken wings or anything. Maybe he got into something he ate that made him ill or maybe he hadn’t eaten, who knows?
Nevertheless the eagle has an attitude, Harris chuckled.
He’s waiting with his mouth open every time they bring him a fish.
For now staff will focus on feeding him regularly and then he will be transported to 2nd Chance to fully recover.