WASHINGTON — Authorities say an injured bald eagle has been found in the nation’s capital.

The Washington Post reported Sunday that the bird was found Saturday afternoon in Southeast Washington, D.C. It was unable to fly and appeared lethargic. It also had labored breathing.

The cause of the eagle’s condition was not immediately known. It was taken into the care of the Humane Rescue Alliance, an animal welfare group.

The Washington Post reported that it’s highly unusual to find an injured bald eagle within the District.

But it was found two miles of where two eagles have nested for years in a tree at the D.C. Police Academy. There was no report Saturday of any injury to either of those two eagles.


Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com

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