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Veterinarians work to save injured, poisoned eagle

Veterinarian Richard Maier provided initial treatment for a weak, dehydrated bald eagle that had been shot in the leg with a BB or pellet, then the bird was transferred to Blue Mountain Wildlife in Pendleton, Ore., where it was found to have extremely high levels of lead in its system. Facility director Lynn Tompkins said the eagle is undergoing treatment to remove the lead, but its eyesight might have been affected.

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