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Crash Update
Jan 13, 2010 | 10315 views | 1 1 comments | 217 217 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Pictured above is Crash being flown on a creance line. Creance flying

allows rehabilitation specialists an opportunity to evaluate a bird’s flying abilities as well as builds the bird’s flight muscles and endurance level prior to release.
Pictured above is Crash being flown on a creance line. Creance flying allows rehabilitation specialists an opportunity to evaluate a bird’s flying abilities as well as builds the bird’s flight muscles and endurance level prior to release.
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Crash the Golden Eagle flew through the windshield of a semi-truck this summer and came to WRCNU for rehabilitation. He is still awaiting his discharge date. Having recovered from a broken wing, impaired vision and many bumps and bruises, Crash

was almost ready for release when he started dropping flight feathers in what is typically referred to as a stress dump. This is not unusual for wild birds that have gone through the stress of surgery and recovery in captivity. Crash also developed a large lump from a bone fragment on his injured wing and was taken to Parrish Creek Veterinary Clinic to have the fragment shaved down. He is now ready and is waiting on favorable spring weather to ensure a successful release back into his home territory in Summit County.

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unitmech
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October 25, 2010
Has crash been released? I know you were still taking donations for Crash's recovery expences this past summer (2010) when I visited your booth at the farmers market.

Just hoping for a current update and possible release date. Would love to be there.
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