Team of Doctors Treat Golden Eagle That Was Shot

August 30, 2018 - 5:09 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) -- Veterinarians treating an injured golden eagle were surprised to learn from X-rays that the protected bird had been shot. 

Initially, vets from the Lindsay Wildlife Experience thought that the eagle found in Pittsburg had been hit by a car, but tests revealed that a pellet was lodged in the wounded wing.

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One worker at the hospital performed surgery and inserted four pins into the eagle's wing to stabilize it.

"It will be a long road to know if she will be able to recover enough to return to the wild," a message from the Lindsay Wildlife Experience said on Facebook. 

The female eagle is at least six years old, according to vets.

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