Spartanburg vet nurses eagle

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) -- A Spartanburg veterinarian with experience in treating wild birds is working to nurse an injured eagle back to health.

Dr. Bill Bledsoe is working with a yearling bald eagle with an infection.

Two Natural Resources Department wildlife officers brought the bird in Wednesday after they got a call from a resident at Lake Blalock in Mayo.

Sgt. Gary Wilson says he found a couple of holes that could have come from a .22-caliber rifle, but he didn't find any lead.

The bird did not have any broken bones or internal injuries. Bledsoe says a wound on the eagle's back and belly had become infected.

The wounds got some antiseptic and a couple of antibiotic shots to speed its recovery.

Officials hope to return the bird to the lake next week.


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