On Monday, November 14, Dr. Conner received a call from Officer Lyndel Crownover with the AGFC; a bald eagle had been found on the Norfork River and was in need of medical attention. According to the the Wildlife Officer, the eagle was sickly and unable to fly. Using our digital XRAY machine, Dr. Conner and All Creatures technician Mounir discovered a broken shoulder. Dr. Conner immediately began treatment. At first, the patient was in too much pain to eat, but after a few days of regular temptation with fresh trout donated by our local fish hatchery, he slowly began to regain his appetite. After weeks of expert medical treatment, confinement (to prevent further damage to the injured shoulder), and a healthy diet, this All Creatures patient took his leave from our hospital earlier this morning. Around 9 a.m. Officer Doug Small transported this fiesty, rejuvenated bald eagle to a bluff along the Norfork River, and released him back into the wild.
“Farewell,” they cried, “Wherever you fare till your eyries receive you at the journey’s end!” That is the polite thing to say among eagles.”May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks,”answered Gandalf, who knew the correct reply.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien,