Virginia sent another update today…
Dear Friends and Family,
Many of you have been asking about the eagle that Jerry rescued on January 4th. As you may remember, he found one dead adult and one badly injured four year old. Two fishermen had witnessed the two birds taloning down in a spiral and hitting a double electric line. The older bird died immediately. We took them to the Sarvey Wildlife Rescue center outside of Arlington and they named the survivor Jolt. They found no broken bones when they x-rayed him, but there were electrocution injuries on both wings. Each day, they changed the bandages on his wings and, in spite of antibiotics, the injuries continued to worsen. Evidently, the cellular structure had been severely damaged by the electrocution and daily, the cells broke down. It was possible that amputation of both wings would have been the only way he could have survived. Jolt was euthanized on January 17th. Sarvey sent his body on to the repository in Colorado.
I’m sorry to have such a sad ending to the tale. I had hoped to tell you about his release back into the wild. Sarvey did a beautiful job taking care of him and I encourage folks to support them when possible.