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Bald eagle found in ditch is recovering, shelter says

TONAWANDA, N.Y. - An American bald eagle found injured in a ditch along a western New York road is recuperating at a Buffalo-area animal shelter.

The Buffalo News reported that the bird was found earlier this month along Route 394 in the town of Westfield, near the Pennsylvania border in Chautauqua County.

Beverly Jones, assistant director of wildlife services at the SPCA, says the male eagle was somehow injured several weeks before he was found and his fractured wing was already healed. She says the bird will never fly again.

Because the bird has a calm demeanor and hasn't exhibited aggressive behavior, SPCA officials say he may be an ideal candidate for public education purposes.



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