Eagle recovering after being struck by golf ball

Vero Beach, Florida (AP) April 2010

A juvenile bald eagle is recovering after being knocked out of the air by a flying golf ball.

Officials say the 7-pound bird was soaring across the fairway of a Vero Beach golf course on March 30 when it had a midair collision with the ball. The eagle then flew into a tree and was retrieved by Indian River County animal control officers.

Officials at the Treasure Coast Wildlife Center in Palm City say the bird is recovering from a broken wing.

They say the eagle is healing well and is eating again.

Information from:
Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers