Officials rescue bald eagle with injuries from roadside

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 6, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.



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WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — An injured bald eagle rescued from a roadside is in grave condition at an animal rehabilitation center.

Wildlife officials told the News & Advance (http://bit.ly/1Pf3R2N ) Tuesday they believe a vehicle struck the bird. The Amherst County Sherriff's Office said in a news release a passer-by spotted the animal Saturday morning near U.S. Route 29.

Deputies responded to the scene until officials from the Wildlife Center of Virginia arrived.

The center's director of outreach Amanda Nicholson tells the newspaper the eagle was admitted with severe internal trauma and lead poisoning. She says they suspect the eagle was struck by a vehicle based on the where the bird was found and the condition it was in.

She says the eagle is being treated with painkillers until the center determines its prognosis.

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