Illy the Eagle rescued in Revelstoke

A bit of salmon, a hockey stick and blanket were what it took to rescue an injured bald eagle in Revelstoke on Friday.

vIlly the Eagle was rescued and taken to a wildlife shelter on Saturday.

A bit of salmon, a hockey stick and blanket were what it took to rescue an injured bald eagle in Revelstoke on Friday.

Illy the Eagle, as the bird was named, was rescued by a group of locals with assistance from the RCMP in Revelstoke Friday afternoon.

RCMP said in a news release they were informed of the bird by Dorn Crowe and Terry Duncan, who spotted it along the Illecillewaet Greenbelt near Simpson Street.. The bird appeared to have a damaged wing and the two passerbys were trying to capture it.

After a few phone calls, Cst. Mark Williams and Cpl. Thomas Blakney were able to craft a plan. Using a piece of salmon and a hockey stick, they were able to lure the the bird off it’s perch, where it was caught in a blanket.

Illy was taken to the BC Wildlife Park in Kamloops where she was assessed by medical staff, who diagnosed her with a fractured wing and anemia.

“Illy will require a blood transfusion, and hopefully make a full recovery,” said the RCMP in a news release. “The expectation is to return Illy to the Illecillewaet River area.”

The RCMP gave thanks to those that helped with the rescue, including the local people, City of Revelstoke Animal Control, the BC Wildlife Park, and the Fawcett Family Wildlife Health Centre.

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