Injured bald eagle looks like it will recover

An injured female bald eagle found east of Crawford is in stable condition at a raptor recovery center in southeast Nebraska.

The eagle, injured from lead poisoning, was discovered Sunday, December 2nd by a Crawford man in a roadside ditch. It was then taken to a Raptor Recovery Center in southeast Nebraska by Game and Parks Conservation Officer Dan Kling.

Kling says lead poisoning is actually a relatively common problem for bald eagles in the wild because of its diet, which usually consists of feasting on duck or deer carcasses that are part of hunting season. Kling says it is easy for eagles to consume a bullet that caused their issues.

Although this isn't the first time in his Game and Parks career that Kling has found an ailing eagle, it looks to be the most rewarding since it appears Fluffy, the name he gave the eagle, will survive.

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