Last week we had an eagle brought in by a railroad roadmaster. The eagle now known as "Train Wreck" was ran over by one of Alaska Railroad's trains. It was a very fortunate eagle, it's only injury besides being roughed up was he lost a toe. It didn't eat for a day or two, but who could blame it.
We don't know exactly why it didn't out fly the train. We guess that it was eating track kill and ate too much and couldn't take off.
Yesterday, Dr Palmatier helped to pretty that digit up. He pulled some excess skin over the stump and sewed it up.
When this eagle is released, those talons will still be impressive, minus one.