From: TCPalm - West Palm Beach,FL,USA
By Elliott Jones
Friday, February 1, 2008
VERO BEACH (Florida) An injured bald eagle disappeared into the night west of here and wildlife officials are asking for public help in finding it.
The mature eagle, with a drooping wing, was in a front yard late Wednesday afternoon about two miles southwest of the intersection of Oslo Road and Interstate 95. Then it leaped and fluttered over a large clump of vegetation and vanished in an area of cattle pastures.
Vero Beach wildlife officer Bruce Dangerfield unsuccessfully searched for almost two hours Wednesday night, covering an area about 100 yards in either direction from where it was last seen.
Now Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, Jupiter, is asking anyone who sees the bird to call the wildlife rescue agency that currently is caring for six other injured bald eagles from throughout Florida.