I saw a Bald Eagle on Cty. C near Scout Lake Saturday on my way home. A car had stopped to take a photo of him as he was walking into the ditch, something didn’t quite seem right to me and I noticed his left wing slightly extended and dragging on the ground. I called the Sherriff office who Contacted our local Conservation Officer who responded very quickly. This majestic eagle was unable to fly and was transported to Wild Instincts Animal Rehabilitation Rescue in Rhinelander. The good news is Scout only had a mild dislocation of his left wing, the bad news is he is suffering from toxic levels of lead in his system, a common occurence in our area for many of the birds the shelter gets in for rehab. Scouts lead levels are approximately 6x higher then what they would consider a toxic level but they are optimistically hopefull that he can recover with care and the Ultimate goal to be returned to the wild in a month or two. I would like you to consider a donation which will go directly to the rehab center to help with Scouts rehab and the other eagles who find their way there. Please check out their Facebook page or website to learn more about lead poisoning of these and many other raptors and waterfowl in our area. www.wildinstinctsrehab.com Lets show Wild Instincts in Rhinelander, a non-profit organization, how much Florence County appreciates all you do for our Animals in need.
Mary Dumke Brunette