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Posted on: July 2, 2019

Officers rescue injured bald eagle in time for 4th of July!

Eagle in cage

Eagle rescueSergeant Scott Johnson and Officer Drew Wierson rescued an injured bald eagle on Monday, July 1! They braved the rain and talons to get the eagle secured so it could be transferred to the University of Minnesota Raptor Center.

Over the last couple of days, the Northfield Police Department fielded several calls from concerned residents regarding the injured bald eagle. Officers saw the eagle on two occasions, but it flew away, although it did appear to be injured. Finally on Monday, July 1, officers were able to capture the eagle in a blanket and place it safely into a kennel.

The Police Department thanks the residents who took the time to call us and to the Raptor Center for their guidance and care for the injured eagle.

We're wishing the bald eagle a full and speedy recovery!

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