Injured eagle after flying into boat is recovering

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) -- A bald eagle injured when he flew into a shrink-wrapped boat moving along Interstate 94 in western Wisconsin is on the equivalent of bed rest for birds.

That's according to Julia Ponder, executive director of the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul.

The adult male flew into the boat Friday as it was being towed at about 70 miles an hour near Menomonie.

Scott and Marilyn Kregness eventually found the eagle beneath the wrap and called bird rescuers.

Ponder said Monday his internal organs were jarred and he has an eye hemorrhage. He's in a hospitalization cage and possibly in a couple weeks they will test his flying. From there, he may need to be reconditioned.

But Ponder says it's a good sign that he's feisty.


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