Mouth-to-beak treatment saves eagle
Published 17/07/2011 | 04:15
A US vet has performed life-saving CPR on an injured bald eagle that was under anaesthesia during physical therapy.
KTVZ-TV reports Jeff Cooney performed the therapy, during which the bald eagle nicknamed Patriot stopped breathing.
Mr Cooney's "mouth to beak" resuscitation got the eagle breathing again.
The injured eagle was found by two La Pine women near Crane Prairie Reservoir in Oregon in June.
The eagle had suffered, among other injuries, a dislocated shoulder and paralysed right leg.
Mr Cooney said it is uncertain whether he will be able to return the bird to the wild. If the bird's foot does not improve in the next three weeks, Mr Cooney said he could be forced to put him to sleep.