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Eagle rescued from power lines near Port Angeles

March 14th, 2017 - 05:30 am

(Port Angeles) – A bald eagle was rescued after it became tangled in power lines.

Clallam County Sheriff's Deputies, Clallam County PUD, and The Northwest Raptor & Wildlife Center work collectively to save the eagle over the weekend.

On Sunday, a resident reported an injured American Bald Eagle

trapped in a power line located at the intersection of Edgewood Dr. and Dry Creek Rd west of Port Angeles.

The sheriff's office responded and requested the assistance of Clallam County PUD and the Northwest Raptor & Wildlife Center.

PUD arrived and shut of the electricity to the area which allowed recovery efforts to be performed safely.

Once the power was switched off the eagle self-extricated from the power line. Branches from an adjacent tree broke the fall of the eagle and it landed on the ground without further injury.

Sheriff's Deputies then secured the eagle in a blanket and turned it over to Gary and Jaye Moore of the Northwest Raptor & Wildlife Center.

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