A majestic bald eagle is back to roaming the skies over Moses lake after undergoing medical treatment and rehabilitation at WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Named Maier after the veterinarian that presented him to WSU, he had been shot by an air rifle pellet through the left wing. Fortunately, the fracture was not severely displaced allowing the wing to be stabilized using a bandage to keep the bone pieces in alignment while the injury healed. On hand for the release, representatives from the Avista Corp. who recently donated thousands of dollars in electrical work at WSU’s Raptor Rehabilitation Center. Paul Kimmell with Avista said “The thing was gigantic. it’s neat to see them set back in the wild,” Adding, “It’s been a great partnership, and we look forward to doing more of this in the future with WSU.
Released April 2009