This hatch-year 2021 (HY21) bald eagle found herself in a predicament! For some reason she got down inside a rock and gravel crusher and once there did not have enough room to spread her wings and get herself out. (This happened a few years back to another HY21 bald eagle that got stuck in a water treatment plant.)
Crusher was admitted to SOAR on 20 August 2021.
This eagle has very sore and swollen feet and both of her rear toes (halux digit) had abrasions and the toes wanted to tuck under. An inter-digital toe wrap was applied to help pad her sore feet and to help each rear toe be in a better position.
The toe wraps have been removed and Crusher is now in a small flight room. She is drinking and eating on her own, but still spends quite a bit of time laying down. Good thing she’s sassy!