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OSP Troopers, LOPD Officer Team Together to Help Injured Eagle in Lake Oswego
03/01/2010
Sergeant Chris Allori
OSP Fish & Wildlife Division - Portland
(503) 731-3020 ext. 263

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Three officers teamed together Sunday night to help get an injured bald eagle to a wildlife care facility following an apparent fight with another eagle in the Lake Oswego area.
 
On February 28, 2010 at approximately 7:30 p.m. two Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers, one from the Fish & Wildlife Division, were requested to assist Lake Oswego Police Department on a call about two bald eagles fighting in a tree near Larch Street and Lee Street. Upon arrival the officers found an injured eagle on the ground underneath a rhododendron bush. The other eagle had flown away.
 
Using a thick blanket and leather gloves, the three officers were able to get the blanket over the injured eagle while it tried unsuccessfully to get off the ground due to its apparent injury. After capturing the eagle they placed it in a transport box and took it to an emergency veterinary clinic in Tualatin.
 
The Audubon Society of Portland picked the eagle up that night and transported it to their facility. Initial examination indicates the eagle is most likely an adult male and it suffered a leg injury, apparently from its fight with another eagle.
 
Questions for the Audubon Society of Portland can be directed to veterinarian Deb Sheaffer at (503) 351-8773.