Injured bald eagle rescued at Missouri lake

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The Missouri Department of Conservation rescued an injured bald eagle at Smithville Lake in Clay County on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021.

CLAY COUNTY, Mo. — Missouri wildlife officials, rescued an injured bald eagle at a Kansas City-area lake Friday morning.

Corporal Brian Bartlett with the Missouri Department of Conversation responded to a call about the eagle at Smithville Lake in Clay County. He took the eagle to a veterinarian, but an X-ray did not find any gunshot wounds or broken wings.

Blood tests will determine whether the eagle is suffering from lead poisoning or a bacterial infection.

“A big thanks to all who participated in the rescue,” the Conversation Department posted on Facebook. “We’re hoping for a speedy recovery!”

After tests are performed, the eagle will be taken in for rehabilitation.

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