The Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville, NC once again has come to the rescue of a severely injured bald eagle.
The female eagle was found injured at Camp Lejeune. As reported on Channel 9 on Friday, staff members at the center got a call to help the bald eagle.
The bald eagle was badly injured and must get medical help quickly. Normally someone would make the long drive to Camp Lejeune to pick up the bird. The problem was that she needed assistance quickly.
The center put out a call to a private pilot and volunteer, Fred Darnell. Fred jumped at the chance to fly the two hours each way to help this poor eagle. As stated by Fred, "whenever we can help animals or birds, in particular these raptors, it gives us a great sense of accomplishment."
The bald eagle arrived heavily sedated and an x-ray showed a severe break in her upper wing probably caused by a collision of some sort. The center believes that the raptor has had the break for at least a week or more which makes her recovery slim.
The center will do their very best to help the injured eagle just as they treated more than a thousand birds of prey last year. The number in 2012 set a new record.