The bald eagle shot by hunters is shown again in an incredible slow-motion video
Incredible slow-motion video shows a bald eagle resuming flight after suffering a broken wing when it was shot by hunters and rescued by a kind-hearted Canadian vet.
Dr Cliff Andrew Redford of Toronto said the bird of prey was accidentally shot while hunters were shooting ducks.
The experienced vet and animal rights activist said: “The bald eagle was shot by hunters accidentally. They were shooting ducks when they say the eagle dived and was hit.”
“She crashed to the ground where she probably broke her humerus on impact. Hunters picked her up and took her to the wildlife rescue center where I volunteer. called Shades of Hope Wildlife rehab. They are located one hour north of Toronto in a town called Pefferlaw.
“The operation lasted 90 minutes and it took him eight weeks before we could remove all the pins, another two months of physiotherapy and then two months of flight training.”
Footage shows Redford caring for the injured bird and helping it practice flight.
He told Zenger News: “I’ve always loved animals and been fascinated by their physiology and health. I was the kid who constantly brought home injured or orphaned animals and refused to kill spiders. , instead of picking them up and carrying them outside.. Makes sense since I’m also a vegetarian.
Redford, owner of Wellington Veterinary Hospital, added: “I’ve been a vet since 1998, half my life. I volunteer one day a week at a wildlife rehabilitation clinic, and I volunteer around the world for 60 days a year. So I save and care for about 1,000 animals a year.”
A bald eagle in Canada recently made headlines for an entirely different reason: trying to snatch a tiny Yorkshire terrier pup named Coco from a porch in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Luckily for Coco, she managed to get out of the eagle’s clutches and ran to safety inside the house.
Security camera footage captured the chilling moment, stunning its thousands of viewers. According to The Spruce Pets, small dogs and puppies, especially toy or miniature breeds, are among the most at risk of being attacked by a bird of prey.
The bald eagle is the national bird and symbol of the United States, and the US Department of the Interior estimated in 2021 that there were 316,700 bald eagles in the lower 48 states and more than 70 000 in Alaska.
British Columbia, where Coco was attacked, is home to the largest population of large birds in Canada, with around 20,000 individuals.
This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.