Rescuing a Bald Eagle on the Cowichan River

| January 17, 2012


During today’s drift down the Cowichan river we came across an injured Bald Eagle on the beach.  Guide Peter Dick managed to capture it and we called Pacific Northwest Raptors to come and meet us at the bottom of the river.  The Eagle was totally calm while being held and transported, which surprised all of us.  We named the Eagle ‘Cowi’ and we plan on visiting him over the next couple of days to see how he’s doing.  His wing seemed to be broken, and who knows how long he has been on that beach.  We are just glad that there are people like the Pacific Northwest Raptors that care enough to help wounded animals like this beautiful Bald Eagle. I hope Cowi heals up and can be released into the wild once again.

Update ~ Unfortunately, the Eagle had to be put down because of its injuries.

Here are just a few articles written about the rescue:

http://www.cowichannewsleader.com/news/137624328.html

http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Video+Rescuing+bald+eagle+Cowichan+River/6009568/story.html

http://richardhughes.ca/politics/the-wounded-eagle-and-the-rambling-fishermen/

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/01/29/dramatic-footage-of-bald-eagle-rescue-on-cowichan-river-b-c-94782

http://www2.canada.com/cowichanvalleycitizen/news/story.html?id=81e1112e-6b2f-4c1e-9ca6-350caf4504fb

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