UPDATE: Tuesday, October 10, 2023 | GREENBRIER COUNTY, WV (WVNS) — The bald eagle, now called Dawson, continues to improve.
According to the Three Rivers Avian Center, Dawson is starting to almost stand. He has been with the Center for two weeks and has a broken tail and the nerve issues that come with it. In the past three to four days he has been trying to get up, and while he is close to it, he is still using his wings for balance.
Dawson will stay with the Center for physical therapy once he is back on his feet, but the Center is encouraged by the progress he is making.
UPDATE: Friday, September 29, 2023 | GREENBRIER COUNTY, WV (WVNS) — The Three Rivers Avian Center is receiving some attitude from the bald eagle hit by a car earlier in the week.
The bald eagle is improving according to the Center. He is reportedly able to keep food down and is physically stronger, although he is still in intensive care. The eagle still has a long way to go, but they are encouraged.
UPDATE: Wednesday, September 27, 2023 | GREENBRIER COUNTY, WV (WVNS) — The bald eagle that was hit by a car is not having an easy time healing.
According to the Three Rivers Avian Center, the bald eagle was able to sit up at one point in the afternoon on September 26, 2023, and was able to change positions. However, later that night the eagle had difficulty eating, and was quiet on the morning of Wednesday, September 27, 2023.
The Center is hoping that there is minimal internal damage, but it seems that there is more for the bald eagle to heal from than a concussion and bruised pelvis.
GREENBRIER COUNTY, WV (WVNS) — On September 25, 2023, a 4-year-old male bald eagle was hit by a car near Dawson in Greenbrier County on I-64.
Due to the quick actions of someone who lived nearby and the WV DNR Police, it took less than an hour for the bald eagle to be taken for care. The eagle has a concussion and some spinal cord bruising that prevents him from standing.
When the eagle first came in, his feet were balled up from his impact with the car, however they had opened up by the end of the day, and the Three Rivers Avian Center are hoping that he will be able to stand soon.
According to the Center, the bald eagle’s lead toxicity is low, however he remains in intensive care and is on medication for pain and swelling.