UPDATE: Bald eagle hit by car has 50% chance of survival

Posted at 10:12 AM, Jul 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 13:04:01-04

UNION TWP., Mich. – A wildlife recovery group in Shepherd, Michigan is caring for a bald eagle that was hit by a car Wednesday.

The Isabella County Sheriff’s Department reports they were called to the 1200 block of E. Remus Road yesterday.  The eagle was originally found lying in the road, but it was eventually able to limp off the road, but could not fly.  According to deputies, it appeared as if it had at least a broken leg as well.

The DNR took the eagle to the Wildlife Recovery Association for rehabilitation.

A veterinarian has examined the eagle and has determined that it has suffered paralysis, but does not have a broken back.  The vet tells the Isabella County Sheriff that the bird has about a 50% chance of survival.

We’ll have more details when they become available.