This eagle was rescued from a field in Snohomish on February 10th, 2018. The homeowner saw her on the ground, and was able to contain her. She was suffering from head trauma, and we honestly did not think she was going to survive. Originally we were suspecting maybe rodenticide or lead poisoning.
We were surprised by how fast she recovered, so it was likely just trauma and not due to toxins. She was incredibly strong and fought being restrained for treatment. After she was well hydrated and standing, we moved her outside. It was clear she was ready to go, and she was released.
Her mate was in the area where she was rescued. She flew into the trees and then after a moment, flew to the highest area of the treetops. She definitely knew where she was and we are so happy that she is home again.