Image courtesy Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center

An x-ray told veterinarian Victoria Vosberg all she needed to know about this injured bald eagle, which was found by residents of a trailer park near the Indian River on May 16. The large white object is a bullet or pellet; the small white objects are fragments. The fuzziness around the image suggests an extensive infection. This female had a brood patch; she was likely nesting when she was shot. Raptor center staff were unable to save her.

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