BELLA COOLA, BC: With help from a community resident, Cst. Casey Charles and Cst. Marina Coan were able to rescue a juvenile Eagle which is now recovering at OWL, the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society, in Delta…
On Sunday May 20th, the Bella Coola RCMP was advised of an eagle with a broken wing that was on the bank of the Tatsquan Traverse near the bridge deck which prevented the eagle from flying. Cst. Charles and Cst. Coan responded to the scene where they located our feathered friend in distress. Cst. Coan got in touch with the Conservation Office who in turn contacted OWL who provided instructions to the members on how to catch the bird.
Cst. Charles donned chest waders and leather gloves, armed himself with such as a leather jacket, a fishing net and a dog kennel, waded through the water, scaled the river bank and safely caught the bird.
With the eagle safely contained within the fishing net and leather jacket, Cst. Charles returned to Cst. Coan who was waiting with the dog kennel. The eagle spent the night at the detachment where it was given a meal of fish before the bird was flown to Delta where it will be rehabilitated and returned to the wild.
A job well done.
Written and released by North District RCMP with edits by PJXM News.