Wildlife officers rescue trapped eagle near Ohio lake 


Wildlife officers rescue trapped eagle near Ohio lake 

An eagle was rescued near Indian Lake in Logan County after a fishing lure and line caught onto her wing and beak, trapping her. 

The bald eagle, named Chief, was released in Tennessee and rescued by two wildlife workers after they received a call that an eagle was injured near Indian Lake and couldn’t fly.

“She was kind of handcuffed and unable to get off the ground”, said Gary Comer, Wildlife Management Supervisor. “With some plyers, we were able to remove the hooks and make sure she was okay”.

Chief, who is under a year old, did not suffer any injuries as a result of the entrapment. In fact, her rescuers were able to spot her again ten days later by her K-7 tag when she showed up to Old Field Beach.

“It’s just so wonderful that we have people that take care of our wildlife and our natural resources here in Ohio”, said Erin Grim, who was out kayaking at the lake.

Comer believes that Chief may be on her to Lake Erie, or beyond. 

“If you ever do see an animal in distress, you should call a wildlife officer”, said Comer. 

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