Bald Eagle Was Found In A Trap

Exposing the Big Game

This Bald Eagle Was Found In A Trap. Now She’s Finally Flying Free.

A female bald eagle has been released back into the wild, a month after being found stuck in a leg trap and suffering from elevated lead levels.

courtesy Jordan Spyke

Jordan Spyke, assistant director of the Montana Raptor Conservation Center (MRCC), told The Huffington Post that bald eagles can easily be lured by baited traps as they scavenge for food on the ground.

Fortunately, someone in Fort Belknap, Montana found the bird in the trap before she starved to death. On March 2, she became “Patient 14-15″ at MRCC.

“We don’t name any of our birds,” Spyke explained. “We don’t want to get attached to them or anything like that.”

Blood tests revealed that this bald eagle had elevated lead levels, likely from eating spent shot…

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