River the Bald Eagle
Dr. Nickol Finch oversees
the Raptor Rehabilitation Center
College of Veterinary
Medicine and is shown releasing River.
is a 3 year old female bald eagle who was found by rafters and local residents
North of Colville, Washington. She was unable to fly and had been mauled by a
dog before being presented to WSU’s veterinary teaching hospital for care.
River was treated for lead poisoning and was successfully returned to her home
environment North of Colville along the Kettle Falls river.
After release, it was suspected that River was nesting about a mile south of her
release location. On January 30, 2007 she was spotted feeding on a deer kill on
the ice of the Kettle Falls River.
River's story was reported Friday, Dec. 23, 2005 on Animal Planet Reports.
River (left) and another bald eagle
feeding on a deer on the Kettle Falls River