Every day at Sarvey Wildlife Center we witness first hand the incredible battle for life that our animal brothers and sisters go through. This is a story of one bald eagle’s magnificent spirit and sheer will to live.
It was mid-summer when a call came in reporting that a fledgling bald eagle had fallen out of a nest on a Seattle golf course. Our very own Crazy Bob went to the rescue and transported her to the Center. She arrived with two broken wings. When asked to take her to the vet, I jumped at the chance.
When I loaded this hurt and terrified baby into the car, she neither whimpered nor fought; she couldn’t even stand. This wasn’t a good sign; she was obviously in very bad shape. As I drove to Sno-Wood Veterinary Hospital, I constantly looked back to check on my very special passenger. She stared at me with big beautiful brown eyes, her mouth slightly agape. I drove a little faster—this bald eagle must live!
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