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Family Stops to Help Injured Bald Eagle on Memorial Day Weekend Fishing Trip


“We stopped just in front and I grabbed my phone and called 911.

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A bald eagle that fell from the sky in Washington State Saturday is now recovering, KCPQ-TV reported.

James Zilka and his family were on their way to go fishing in Graham, Washington, when they saw the majestic bird land on the ground next to a light pole. The bird wasn't moving as it lay in the road.

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“There is a lane for the dump trucks to use to merge out of the dump. That’s where it lay,” Zilka told KCPQ-TV. “We stopped just in front and I grabbed my phone and called 911.”

But as ravens and crows began circling up above, the bald eagle managed to limp over to a fence.

Washington State Patrol officers and agents from the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife later showed up and asked the family to go and get a large wooden box while they tried to catch it.

The bald eagle had a broken wing and a split beak. It was taken to a rehabilitation facility to undergo treatment. Officials said it will be returned to the wild once it is nursed back to health.


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