PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A bald eagle rescued near the border of Maine and Canada appears to be the oldest documented in the state.
Maine game warden Joe McBrine and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service officer Amanda Hardaswick rescued the bird late last week after responding to a call of an injured eagle in the township of Trescott.
Wildlife officials found a band on the bird’s leg and ran it through a database to learn that it had been banded shortly after hatching nearly 34 years ago on Grand Manan Island in Canada.
Bald eagles usually live to be about 20 years old in the wild.
The Trescott eagle has moved to a rehabilitation facility, which nicknamed him “The Old Man.” Trescott is located near Lubec, about 210 miles northeast of Portland.
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