Bald Eagle Rescued After Being Trapped In Manure Pit

Caretakers say the bird was trapped in the manure for almost a day

Andrew Limberg
July 13, 2020 - 2:53 pm

LANCASTER, Pa. (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A bald eagle is recovering after it was stuck in a manure pit in Lancaster, PA over the weekend.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says a person spotted the eagle in the pit and State Game Warden Daniel Gibble rescued the bird and transported to a wildlife rescue center.

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The Raven Ridge Wildlife Center says that the seven or eight pound eagle was trapped in the pit for about 24 hours.

The eagle was dehydrated, exhausted and needed to be cleaned.

The center reports the eagle is doing much better, is more alert, eating, “and smells a lot better.”

Tracy Young, Wildlife Rehabilitator and Diretor at Raven Ridge, tells KDKA Radio the eagle may have seen some rats in the manure pit and attempted to capture them for a meal.

Young adds she is the only person that is interacting with the eagle to help reduce any stress on the eagle.

Caretakers hope to get the eagle back in the sky soon.

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