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Apr 7, 2021 12:45:13   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
While at the Lasdon Arboretum, I saw an eagle that had been rescued. On the one hand, I was happy that the eagle was safe.

On the other hand, look at the attached.


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Apr 7, 2021 12:51:53   #
Retired CPO Loc: Travel full time in an RV
 
Yeah, mixed emotions is right. Is the Eagle really "safe" in an ugly steel jail? If it's temporary and he will be released soon that's one thing. Or even moved to another facility after treatment is completed this MIGHT work.

Apr 7, 2021 12:54:45   #
Susan yamakawa
 
Always in search for a great shot šŸ˜ŠšŸ˜ŠšŸ‘šŸ‘

 
 
Apr 7, 2021 12:55:55   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA
 
Retired CPO wrote:
Yeah, mixed emotions is right. Is the Eagle really "safe" in an ugly steel jail? If it's temporary and he will be released soon that's one thing. Or even moved to another facility after treatment is completed this MIGHT work.

What if his ailment would not allow him to survive in the wild?

Apr 7, 2021 13:03:29   #
johngault007 Loc: Florida Panhandle
 
It is definitely mixed emotions. But I agree with all that has been mentioned, if he can't survive in the wild, a cage is probably better than nothing. Although the cage probably could be a bit larger.

Apr 7, 2021 13:28:39   #
jdtonkinson Loc: Green Valley, AZ
 
Not exactly a fitting home for an Eagle. Hopefully he can be moved to a better home or released.

Apr 7, 2021 13:37:19   #
NMGal Loc: NE NM
 
I often wonder who are we to make that decision for him.

 
 
Apr 7, 2021 13:41:04   #
Craigdca Loc: Pasadena, California
 
Mike, I would bet the Arboretum would love to have this photo if you sent it to them. Iā€™m sure they would share their plans that you can add here. Thank you!

Apr 7, 2021 13:41:27   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA
 
jdtonkinson wrote:
Not exactly a fitting home for an Eagle. Hopefully he can be moved to a better home or released.

Agreed, but...
Sometimes birds have to be confined for a healing period, depending on the ailment, especially if it is wing related, so it doesn't injure itself further.

Apr 7, 2021 13:45:25   #
DanielB Loc: San Diego, Ca
 
UTMike wrote:
While at the Lasdon Arboretum, I saw an eagle that had been rescued. On the one hand, I was happy that the eagle was safe.

On the other hand, look at the attached.


I've been to rescue centers before. Is the bird permanently disabled or is it being recuperated for release which is usually the case?

Apr 7, 2021 13:46:34   #
DanielB Loc: San Diego, Ca
 
Longshadow wrote:
Agreed, but...
Sometimes birds have to be confined for a healing period, depending on the ailment, especially if it is wing related, so it doesn't injure itself further.


Exactly correct.

 
 
Apr 7, 2021 14:01:34   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
UTMike wrote:
While at the Lasdon Arboretum, I saw an eagle that had been rescued. On the one hand, I was happy that the eagle was safe.

On the other hand, look at the attached.


Powerful photo Mike, it sums up my response to captive birds.

Apr 7, 2021 14:12:59   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Retired CPO wrote:
Yeah, mixed emotions is right. Is the Eagle really "safe" in an ugly steel jail? If it's temporary and he will be released soon that's one thing. Or even moved to another facility after treatment is completed this MIGHT work.


It was Sunday and there was no one there who knew what they did with "rescued" birds.

Apr 7, 2021 14:13:40   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Susan yamakawa wrote:
Always in search for a great shot šŸ˜ŠšŸ˜ŠšŸ‘šŸ‘


But I wish that I did not have to get it in a cage, Susan.

Apr 7, 2021 14:15:54   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Longshadow wrote:
What if his ailment would not allow him to survive in the wild?


As I told Chief, it was Sunday and there was no one around to answer my questions. I am going to follow one of the suggestions below and email the picture to the arboretum and ask about the eagle's status.

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