Avian arrest: UW-Green Bay Police rescue injured young eagle on campus

UW-Green Bay Police made an avian arrest early Friday, rescuing an injured bald eagle on the Cofrin Arboretum Trail. The juvenile male bird, estimated to be 1 to 2 years old, was perched unusually close to the ground and hadn’t moved in some time when officers called Animal Control for advice. They were able to remove the injured bird from its perch, and take the eagle to Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary for evaluation. The bird was dehydrated and missing an eye, and may have been struck by a vehicle, according to sanctuary staff. Our eagle-eyed friends in Public Safety took some great photos, and even got a video shot that shows just how close to the trail the eagle was. Check it out.