ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Rescuers in Roseville are caring for a Bald Eagle, after a Canadian goose attacked it.
The encounter was caught on video, at the ‘Bullards Bar Reservoir’ in the Tahoe National Forest. When Veterinarian Victoria Joseph examined the bird, she discovered it had other concerning medical issues.
Joseph said the bird is facing lead exposure. She’s also worried it has been electrocuted.
“But, as the tissues start changing, if the electrocution doesn't kill the animals, then, over time, it takes one to two weeks to see the damage done,” Joseph said.
Once the eagle is stabilized, he’ll go to the bird of prey health group in Lincoln, Placer County. He’ll spend two to three months there, where his treatment is expected to cost an excess of $5,000.