Injured Bald Eagle Rescued by Boat on Patapsco River

An injured bald eagle is safe and being treated by wildlife rehabilitators, after it was rescued from the Patapsco River waterfront in Pasadena.

A concerned citizen in the area of Alpine Beach Road, near Hickory Point, saw a bald eagle being attacked by crows on October 24 and called Frisky’s Wildlife Sanctuary in Howard County. The caller noticed the eagle was unable to fly.

NRP Office Mark Miller has brought several injured eagles to Frisky’s over the years. Photo: Frisky’s/Facebook

Frisky’s called the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) to rescue the raptor, and because it was in a residential waterfront area Officer Mark Miller responded by boat. NRP says that within minutes, Officer Miller and boat operator Corporal Bentley were able to secure the eagle. It appeared to have a wing injury and was transported to Frisky’s for treatment and evaluation.

In a Facebook post, Frisky’s writes that Officer Miller has brought in several injured bald eagles over the years. The current patient joined another bald eagle in treatment at the wildlife sanctuary. At last check, the eagle was making progress and continuing to be monitored.

-Meg Walburn Viviano