Bald Eagles Beloved At Claremore Ranch


Monday, September 4th 2017, 9:59 pm
By: News On 6


The Wild Heart Ranch put out a call recently for people to catch fish for bald eagles.

Wild Heart Ranch is currently working with three and they are picky eaters.

"We have three birds here that prefer live fish," said Annette.

She thought it would be fun to see if anyone would like to help. So, she put out a call on FaceBook.

It was shared, including by the News On 6. And they got fish.

The alternative is frozen fish and rats.

So, thanks to local fishermen, they are able to keep a little catch pool stocked and the eagles can fish.

Two of the three will be eventually released. Their daily routine includes flying, and their flight cage gives them room to do that.

When the eagles build up to 20 laps their rehab will be done.

"Most of the fishermen who have shown up have been veterans," Annette said.

Including disabled veteran Jimmy and his daughter Scarlett. They brought fish, which she caught, and a 100-gallon holding tank with its own aeration system to keep fish alive.

Veterans who served their country.

"Now they are helping me fight for these eagles," Annette said.

All that rehab work the eagles are doing works up a pretty good appetite.

If you'd like to help fish for the eagles, get in contact with Wild Heart Ranch at www.wildheartranch.org/default.asp.