Abe the bald eagle recovers from surgery as his shooter is still sought
Thursday, November 08 2012 @ 10:46 PM EST
Contributed by: karenbills
Posted: Nov 02, 2012 8:07 PM PDT Updated: Nov 02, 2012 8:25 PM PDT
The eagle named Abe just got out of a complicated four hour surgery to repair a shattered leg and severely broken wing. He is recovering at Memphis veterinary specialist in Cordova.
"It just took a lot longer than we thought. There were a lot of pieces to put back together, but it went well," said veterinarian Dr. David Hannon.
Photos of the surgery give you an idea of how complicated it was. Abe, of course, had to be put under. Then the areas for surgery had to be plucked.
"These are just major bones in a very large bird what happens when the bone break the muscle contracts pretty heavily so we to fight against that," Dr. Hannon said.
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