MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Brooklyn Center Police Department says a runner was out for a morning jog in central Minnesota on Tuesday when she came upon an injured bald eagle.

The bald eagle was laying on the ground without moving in a “well camouflaged area,” according to a post on social media.

(credit: Brooklyn Center Police Department)


The runner called 911, and a community service officer coordinated an animal rescue with the Raptor Center.

When the Raptor Center volunteer arrived on scene they were able to determine that the eagle had an injured wing.

On Wednesday afternoon, The Raptor Center said the female eagle is doing better, is “feistier” than she was on Tuesday and the swelling in her wings has lessened. In addition to treating her injuries, the center is providing supportive care and pain management.

Police remind those who find an raptor in distress not to attempt to rehabilitate it on their own. They should contact a licensed professional.

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