An injured bald eagle was found Saturday afternoon in Southeast Washington, authorities said.
The eagle was unable to fly when found by officers of the Humane Rescue Alliance, said Dani Rizzo, an official of the organization. Rizzo said it appeared lethargic, and its breathing was labored.
It was found about 4:45 p.m. near Eighth and Xenia streets, Rizzo said. The cause of the eagle’s condition could not be learned immediately.
The eagle was taken to City Wildlife to be assessed and receive care, Rizzo said.
The site where the eagle was found is within 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.
Needless to say, it is highly unusual to find an injured eagle within the bounds of the District.