WARWICK, GA (WALB) - A South Georgia Real Estate Attorney saved an injured bald eagle over the weekend.
Bo Plowden with Watson and Spence Attorneys spotted the bald eagle Sunday afternoon with a broken right wing behind a fence near a power dam on Lake Blackshear in Warwick.
Plowden says he was worried dogs on the other side of the fence would hurt the bird, and contacted the Georgia Wildlife Rescue Association.
Plowden says he didn't realize the bird was a bald eagle because it didn't have a white head. "I initially thought it was a hawk and I didn't want to see him suffer and die of starvation or those two dogs rip him apart. It made it extra special when we found out it was a bald eagle. My wife said it was a Lee Greenwood moment, "Proud to Be An American."
DNR officials came and removed the bird. Wildlife officials believe the bird is less than a year old and broke his wing while learning how to fly. They've saved three bald eagles in South Georgia within the last six months.