Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Teamwork helps save bald eagle

By Karen Templeton
MSU Ag Communications
MISSISSIPPI STATE – One of America’s fondest symbols, the bald eagle, could be flying high again after a concerned citizen and three organizations worked together to save its life.
A passerby noticed an injured bald eagle in the Burnsville community near County Road 306 and immediately sought help.
“The eagle was brought into the Alcorn County department of wildlife office by the gentleman who found him,” said Blake Palmer, conservation captain for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Park’s Northern District. “The bird seemed to be really distressed and definitely couldn’t fly. All we knew for certain is that it needed help.” Read more...