A Hungry Crowned Eagle
Rescuer and location of rescue: Ukalinga Research Farm, Pietermaritzburg.
The story: A call came in to Raptor Rescue reporting that a Crowned Eagle had been seen struggling in a field at Ukalinga Research Farm. Ben went to investigate and found the bird. It had been struggling with its prey – a guinea fowl, which it had successfully hunted and killed.
Treatment: Since the bird was obviously healthy and strong and about to eat a decent meal, it was left undisturbed.
Prognosis/outcomes: Wild and free