Wildlife sanctuary rescues eagle near Mosquito Lake

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Heather Merritt, with Birds in Flight, said the bird's survival thus far is a miracle

Photo submitted via Report It by Melanie Harris

WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – A Trumbull County wildlife rescue is caring for a bald eagle with the worst case of mites and lice infestation that workers have ever seen.

A photo of Anthony Merritt, of Birds in Flight Sanctuary, rescuing the juvenile male eagle was sent in by Melanie Harris.

Photos: Eagle rescue near Mosquito Lake

Heather Merritt, with Birds in Flight, said they were able to rescue the bird Thursday near Mosquito Lake.

Merritt said the bird was taken to a veterinarian right away, and the vet began treating it. She said it will be a slow process and estimates that the bird will need to be rehabbed for at least a year.

Merritt believes his survival up until this point is a miracle, and the mild weather played a role.

She’s hopeful that the bird will survive.

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