Officer Perkins and Officer Daniel Gaspard contained the bird and kept it from going into Route 12-A traffic. Officer Gaspard called VINS (Vermont Institute of Natural Science), who promptly responded to the scene and safely captured the Eagle. They plan to assess the Eagle’s injuries and hope to rehabilitate it.
On June 30, 2018, Officers Perkins was alerted of an injured bald eagle by a local
juvenile. Officer Perkins located the Eagle in area of Plainfield Road and Trues
Brook Road, and he and Officer Gaspard kept the Eagle out of traffic until VINS
(Vermont Institute of Natural Science) arrived to safely capture it, in hopes of
VINS assessed the eagle’s multiple injuries and unfortunately found that they were
too severe, and the eagle had to be humanely euthanized. What caused the injuries is unclear.
Thank you to the juvenile who reported the injured eagle, VINS, and all who came
together to try to save the eagle