On Jan. 21, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents rescued an injured bald eagle off Highway 112 in Beauregard Parish.
Agents received a call from an Oakdale resident that was traveling on Highway 112 to Deridder, and noticed a large bird of prey injured on the side of the road. The caller advised agents the bird looked too large to be a hawk and that it may be an eagle.
Lt. Jesse Savoie and Sgt. David Liles responded to the location and identified the injured bird as a juvenile bald eagle. The eagle had been struck by a vehicle and suffered a broken wing. The eagle was alive, and agents placed it in a pet carrier and transported the eagle to a rehabilitation facility in Lake Charles.
The eagle made the trip in fine shape and was released to Suzie Heck, owner of a federally licensed animal rehabilitation clinic. Heck informed the agents that the bald eagle was approximately three years old and that the eagle would be brought to a veterinarian to assess the damage to the broken wing. Heck also explained that the eagle was in good health and there was a good possibility the eagle could fly again after the treatment.
For more information, contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225-765-2469 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.