A Golden eagle was in grave condition, but officials said a young boy from Cody, Wyoming was able to rescue the bird by calling for help.

County 10 news is reporting that, Preston Olson, 11, found the bird in his yard on Thursday.“We found him in our yard about six miles outside of Riverton,” Preston’s mom Heather told County 10 news. “We Googled what they eat and it’s all meat. My son gave him some raw chicken and water out of a big plastic bowl.”

Stan Harter, a game and fish biologist, took the eagle to the Ironside Bird Rescue Center. “It gave us more fight up there than it did when I loaded it up here,” he said. “That boy was lucky it was so weak at the time, he could’ve been badly hurt.”

The bird was treated for a bacterial infection called “Frounce.”

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“This eagle is only three months old and it only weighs 5 pounds, that’s half of what it should be,” Susan Ahalt told County 10. “The eagle could not eat because its mouth and throat was clogged with this bacteria,” she said. “I’m feeding it by tube four times a day with a high-calorie meal and giving it twice-daily medicine, that should kill the bacteria.”

The eagle was chasing her around the room and took three hours to calm down.“[It’s the] meanest eagle I’ve ever seen,” she said, laughing.

Responses to " Golden Eagle Close to Death Rescued by 11-year-old Boy (RESCUE PHOTOS)"

  1. Child is father to the great man he will become.

  2. Yahgo says:

    I'm grateful to Preston Olson and his mother. They are what we all need to be.

  3. Anonymous says:

    That bird knew that the kid only wanted to help, and trusted him because of that. Something similar happened to me as a child with a red tailed hawk. She even sat on my arm calmly, but gave the conservation agent no end of drama.

  4. I have done that many times in my life Preston, I'm proud of you for your love for nature and all of it's beautiful wildlife, whether it is a sparrow or a predator. GOOD JOB. Beautiful bird to see up so close and personal. It makes you feel very privalaged for a wild animal to trust and accept you as a friend and help. They know.

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