An injured eagle is now safe and sound thanks to a very…Canadian rescue.
A hockey stick, and salmon… that’s how RCMP Corporal Thomas Blakney and the Revelstoke community rescued an injured bald eagle last week.
Talking to CKNW’s Steele and Drex, Blakney says the first thing they did…was Google how to capture a bald eagle.
“Well we got the hockey stick and we figured that she hadn’t eaten in a while. And sure enough we let [down] the hockey stick with some salmon on it hoping to convince her to come out. So she came away from the bank and started making her way out.”
Listen to the full interview:
Once they had her at close range, they put a blanket over her and drove her to the B.C. Wildlife Park in Kamloops.
“She looks better, she looks cleaned up, she’s been washed up, and I’m just waiting for the phone call to head back out there to pick her up and bring her back. Because that’s the plan, to release her in the same environment that she was apprehended in.”
She was diagnosed with a broken wing and anaemia.