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Eagle hit by car recovering in Pagosa Springs

10:37 PM, Jan 29, 2013   |    comments
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PAGOSA SPRINGS - A bald eagle hit by a car in southwest Colorado Sunday is recovering at the St. Francis Wildlife Sanctuary in Pagosa Springs.

The bird was struck on Highway 160, between Chimney Rock and Yellow Jacket Pass.

A veterinarian who examined the bird says the eagle may have gorged itself on road kill and had some trouble gaining altitude when it tried to fly.

After radiographs were taken at Pagosa Springs Veterinary Clinic, it was determined there are no spinal or pelvic injuries, although the eagle cannot stand on its own.

He is being treated with medications to help with pain and inflammation.

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