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Wildlife officials treating injured eagle

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Posted at 8:38 PM, Dec 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-29 22:38:01-05

OGDEN, Utah – Another injured eagle is being treated at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah, and the female bird has a broken wing.

The eagle arrived at the center Saturday, and officials at the center said they don’t think the eagle has the same mysterious ailment that has afflicted several bald eagles in Utah.

Twenty one bald eagles have contracted the unknown ailment so far, and at least 13 have died. Dalyn Erickson-Marthaler said they don’t believe this bird is suffering from the same thing as the others.

“We don’t believe that her illness is related to the others,” she said. “We believe that she’s just simply down from her injuries that she sustained. We’re not seeing the weakness in the legs with her, we’re not seeing the stumbling, the other tremors, and that type of thing.”

Officials expect to have more information regarding the affliction sometime this week, as they have been performing tests on the birds.