College of Veterinary Medicine


River the Bald Eagle

River the bald eagle

Dr. Nickol Finch oversees
the Raptor Rehabilitation Center
at WSU's College of Veterinary
Medicine and is shown releasing River.

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 the bald eagle

River (left) and another bald eagle
 feeding on a deer on the Kettle Falls River 

Last Edited: Mar 10, 2011 2:56 PM   

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