Bald Eagle Release

Burk Cornelius

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On April 9, my wife and I were invited to view the release of a Bald Eagle by WildCare Foundation of Oklahoma at Lake Arcadia in Edmond, OK. Wild Care rehabilitates injured wild animals and release them back into the wild.

The female Bald Eagle was injured when she was struck by an 18-wheeler on the Indian Nation Turnpike in Southeastern Oklahoma. She suffered a a concussion, broken wing, shattered leg and lacerated liver. Wild Care rehabilitated her and nursed her back to health with the expertise of Dr. Joe Carter of Oklahoma Equine Hospital.

Saturday she was to be released back into the wild and we were able to attend and Michelle took some spectacular pictures of the Eagle being released.

The event was surreal. If you have ever been this close to a wild Bald Eagle, you know what I mean. They are beautiful and majestic animals. Congress got this one right when they adopted the Bald Eagle as the national emblem of the United States in 1782.

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When she flew over our heads and over the horizon it sent chills down my spine.b

 

ocphy

New Member
great pictures. I read about this Bald Eagle in a few newspapers and glad to see a full recovery.
 

pyplynr

New Member
Awesome bird. I'd like to have an eagle or big ass hawk to hunt with. Those dudes that do the falconry hunting is freaking awesome. My uncle has a friend in Kansas that does it. I've only seen it done in real life once and it is amazing.
 

taymoor

Skilled Lover
I saw some at the zoo two weeks ago. Said they were only there due to injuries. Putting two and two together, I'm assuming this one has been at the zoo for recovery.
 

Burk Cornelius

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I bet that trucker felt like shit.
He didn't do anything wrong but I bet he did feel bad. i know I would have


I saw some at the zoo two weeks ago. Said they were only there due to injuries. Putting two and two together, I'm assuming this one has been at the zoo for recovery.
I don't know if they rehab them at the zoo or if they have their own enclosure at WildCare.
 

cheech_029

New Member
Great pics!

During the winter there are bald eagle watches all over the State that people can visit. I know there are even some close to the City at Lake Thunderbird and/or Lake Arcadia.
 

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