An injured bald eagle found injured in January of 2011 along the shoreline of Lake Greeson will make its new home in Tennessee.
Rodney Paul had reached an agreement in March to donate the bird to the Comanche Nation Ethno-Ornithological Initiative in Cyril, Okla. That plan fell through after Paul couldn’t get in touch with Sia representatives for two weeks.
Paul has found the eagle a home at the American Eagle Foundation, which is headquartered at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Anyone willing to help Paul cover travel costs should call Rodney at
Rodney has been caring for the eagle had hoped the eagle’s dislocated wing
would heal well enough for the bird to be released at Lake Greeson, but the
eagle’s condition got worse in captivity. “It’s just one of those things,
You hate it.” said Paul.
Laws governing bald eagles are strict, requiring them to be kept by public zoos, educational institutions or scientific societies.
The last bald eagle Paul rehabilitated took four months to place, and he had to personally deliver it to a zoo in Kansas.
“I needed to get rid of this bird,” said Paul, who has been
feeding and caring for it at his own expense.