- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) - An injured golden eagle is recovering at a Northern California wildlife rehabilitation hospital after being discovered by firefighters.

The Contra Costa Times reports (https://bayareane.ws/1DtQ8DD ) Wednesday that the 11-pound eagle, which veterinarians believe is a female, was found outside a San Francisco Bay Area fire station last Friday.

Officials say the young eagle had head trauma and possible a toxic condition that comes from eating small mammals that have ingested rodent poison.

Lindsay Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital spokeswoman Elisabeth Nardi says there were reports of the wounded eagle flying into windows.

Nardi says the eagle will stay at the hospital for at least 30 days to confirm that she is healthy and able to catch her own prey before being released back into the wild.

Golden eagles have been protected in the United States since 1963.

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Information from: Contra Costa Times, https://www.contracostatimes.com


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