True eagle HORROR (again I say warning)

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Lou Buscher, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. You know horror in nature is really not something that is there; we just think it in that form or manner. But when man becomes involved with something like this I call it true HORROR.
    Back in December 2005 I received a call from the Delaware Valley Raptor center and ask if I could come down and take some photos for them. Stephanie Streeter than explained to me about a 10 month old male golden eagle that was brought in after being shot from the sky while most likely in his first migration south and was in real bad shape and they wanted to have photos for the record. I went down the next morning and went into the small cage they had formed just for him so he was as comfortable as a bird in his condition could be. They had completed the necessary surgery that night and I won’t show that photo but the rest will bring tears to your eyes
    Lou

    1 Here I am standing above him in the cage and the poor guy is trying to show his courage by raising his hackles at me.
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  2. 2 still above him
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    3 now I am sitting on the floor with him
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    4 My God I can’t believe anyone could do this
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    5 side view
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    6 A full view of him and it is good he is able to stand with just the one wing
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  3. 7 This was a tough one for me. As I looked through the viewfinder I had tears running down my cheeks and he seem to be saying to me WHY, WHY?
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    On a brighter note the bird although never to soar again does have his very own cage and quite a good size. It was built special for him at a cost of over $4000.00 and I visit him every time I go there. It is equipped with ramps so he can perch up high and look out his cage and I am happy they were able to save him even though it was not what his life was excepted to be. To this day the person responsible for this act of horror was never found even with the help of the State Police and the Fish and Wildlife of the State of Pa. and local law enforcement agencies.
     
  4. It is a beautiful Bird, I just Wonder if there is not a good use for this bird even with one wing. I hope they hang the culprit.
     
  5. tech1961

    tech1961

    Jan 28, 2007
    Houston Tx.
    I hope he is found and thrown in prison next to Michael Vick. Nice shots Lou.
     
  6. what kind of person would shoot an eagle? this is very sad indeed. i hope they find who was responsible. it's a good thing the eagle is still standing today.
     
  7. Sad for sure. There are some ignorant sick twisted inbred folks out there. We had an idiot shoot two ospreys in the head, killing them. He was caught..but got off with a small fine. Truly sick individuals.
     
  8. Let me at im! That idiot that shot this magnificent bird would regret it by the time I got through with him! Touching but beautiful photos and story.
     
  9. No Gary there can never be any use for him as he can never be used for the shows as having only one wing would turn some people off. I don'd think it could even be used as a mate cause think about what the male does for the female while she is incubating. No he was originally going to be put down but the center fought for him and won. So evey once i awhile I get to visit with him.
    Sad life for a bird like this but he still shows he is able to seem to get along quite well. Perhaps because he was so young when this happened.
    Lou
     
  10. I doubt this will ever happen now Jimmy. To see a bird like the golden eagle in this state it just tairs at your heart cause you know what he was going to be soaring high in the skys.
    Lou
     
  11. Ahhh Joe if only you knew how much of this goes on. Not only here in the States but also in Canada and Alaska. Much poaching goes on regular. One of the young I monitored in Delaware County N.Y in 2001 was found shot in Pa. but was brought to a rehabber right away and being it was banded the rehabber could ID it and it was one just in its first winter. As luck would have it the young eagle was able to be released back to the wild. This is always a great celabration to be at.
    Lou
     
  12. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    It completely boggles my mind that someone would do that. :confused: 
     
  13. Yeah Mike I can hear you. Just think now the eagle is delisted from the endangered Species Act which I feel will also soon be dropped by our leaders and open the doors for land development of their habitat. The law sometimes sucks.
    Lou
     
  14. I am sure Dianne if you did get to him or her or both you would be the one going to jail. If your going to shoot an intruder make sure he is in the house and not halfway in the window.
    Lou
     
  15. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Lou, Dianne, and All,

    Dianne, when you get through with this slime-ball, I'll take my turn. I'm so proud of the human race. :confused:  :frown: :mad:  :eek:  :rolleyes: 
     
  16. Gale

    Gale

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    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    This is a terrible crime
    No words could every express what I feel with this behavior.
    Such a beautiful bird.
    Well I am glad it is alive
     
  17. HappyFish

    HappyFish

    Oct 19, 2006
    a couple of AP`s thru his engin block should help. Let the law handle it and some bed-wetting low life lawyer will cry about his "RIGHTS" and some sorry judge will give him a small fine and a bit of comunity service. Bird should have been put down.
     
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