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Injured bald eagle rescued on Fourth of July at MacDill

A bald eagle that was found injured and unable to fly at MacDill Air Force Base on the Fourth of July is recovering from surgery at Busch Gardens.

Military police, along with a local animal rehabilitator, assisted in the rescue, according to a news release from Busch Gardens. The park's veterinary staff assessed the bird and discovered a wing injury due to broken metacarpal bones.

The team wrapped the break in red, white and blue bandage tape to support it until surgery was performed on Monday.

Bald eagles are protected by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The bald eagle, whose gender is unknown, will stay under the close watch of the park's animal care staff for the next four to six weeks and then be moved to a rehabilitation facility.

Injured bald eagle rescued on Fourth of July at MacDill 07/07/14 [Last modified: Monday, July 7, 2014 6:22pm]
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