26 Feb '12, 11pm

D.C. Metro Train Rescues Injured Bald Eagle | Care2 Causes

D.C. Metro Train Rescues Injured Bald Eagle | Care2 Causes

D.C.’s metro system may have a few problems with their elevators and escalators, but it does have a warm heart. We know this because on Saturday, a special Metro train rolled down the rails on one of the transit system’s more unusual missions: saving an injured bald eagle . The bird was spotted a few days earlier inside the fence that lines the Blue Line in Alexandria, Virginia, Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said . Metro reports that they received a call from the Raptor Conservancy of Virginia (RCV) about the eagle, which RCV had been monitoring for two days after a citizen reported the eagle’s location. After finding the eagle, Metro Transit Police contacted Alexandria Animal Control and RCV for assistance. Wildlife specialists were dispatched to check out the injured bird, and they determined that the eagle, which apparently had a broken wind, could not fly out on its own....

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