Ross County Wildlife Officer saves Bald Eagle

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A Ross County Wildlife Officer recently saved an American Bald Eagle. Here’s the release the state agency sent out:

Earlier this week, Ross County Wildlife Officer Bob Nelson received a call from a volunteer hunter education instructor about an injured bald eagle. When he arrived to see the eagle, he could tell that the injured eagle was fairly young because of the brown markings on its mostly white head, which means the eagle is likely in transition from a juvenile to an adult. Bald eagles transition into their classic white heads between 4 and 5 years old.



Officer Nelson carefully transported the eagle to the Glen Helen Raptor Center in Yellow Springs, where they will monitor the eagle’s spinal injuries.

Thank you to Officer Nelson for responding so quickly in this eagle rescue!



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