Wounded eagle rescued on motorway

One of two large eagles that were rescued by the Guardia in Almería in recent weeks

By Richard Torné

A badly wounded eagle found on the side of a motorway was rescued by the Guardia Civil last week.

The specimen of Bonelli’s Eagle had a badly damaged wing and was huddling next to a safety barrier on the Murcia-bound carriageway of the A-92 road near the village of María.

The bird was taken to the CREA wildlife recovery centre in Vélez Blanco, although vets were unable to save its wing.

It is the seventh incident in the province in recent weeks involving the rescue of a bird of prey. Last month, another eagle was released back into the wild after receiving treatment for a slightly damaged wing.

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