AMENIA, N.Y. (NEWS10) — On January 6, Environmental Conservation Officer Franz was notified of an injured bald eagle in the woods next to a stream. Officer Franz located the injured bird, used a towel to safely subdue it, and safely transported it to a wildlife rehabilitation center.

It was determined that the bald eagle was suffering from lead poisoning. According to the DEC, a fragment of lead the size of a grain of rice is lethal to eagles and even small exposure can cause severe neurological problems. The bald eagle received one round of therapy and is responding well.