To Save an Eagle
The Enterprise — Tyler Murphy
A bird of prey: A major source of food for eagles is fish. The use of DDT pesticides, which flowed from crops to streams, crippled the species in the North America as they devoured the poisoned fish. The DDT depleted calcium in the bird causing them to lay weakened eggs which were crushed by their mothers. When a young, injured eagle was found and brought to the Village Animal Clinic in Voorheesville the practice’s manager, Traci Bidwell, had her son supply the food. Adam, 13, provided wild-caught bass to the hospital to feed the raptor, which is now in a rehabilitation center awaiting test results, and hopefully, release.