Vets discover injured bald eagle found at landfill has pellet in brain as well

February 22, 2013.  By Jim Johnson

A bald eagle fighting for its life after being found shot at a Rhode Island landfill now has another hurdle.

A CT scan of the eagle has now discovered the bird also has a gunshot wound to the head in addition to previously discovered pellets in other parts of its body, the Providence Journal reported.

The bird was discovered injured and rescued last week at the Central landfill in Johnston, R.I. Veterinarians at Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island, where the bird is being treated, have named the bird Eleanor, the newspaper reported.

The bald eagle is receiving a steroid to reduce brain swelling, the newspaper said.

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