Update: July 9, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.
A veterinarian has examined the eagle and determined that it has suffered paralysis, but it does not appear to have a fractured back. I was told the eagle has a 50% chance of surviving. Wildlife Recovery Association will be putting out a news release detailing the injuries.
The Isabella County Sheriff’s Department responded to a Bald Eagle that had been hit by a car yesterday afternoon (July 8, 2015) in the 1200 block of E. Remus Rd. in Union Township. The eagle was originally found lying in the road. It eventually was able to limp off the road, but could not fly. It appeared as though it had at least one broken leg.
The DNR was responded to the scene and took possession of the eagle. It was transported and turned over to the Wildlife Recovery Association in Shepherd, MI for rehabilitation.