CWRC HOSTS FAMOUS RESIDENT
“As seen on TV” is a classic advertising phrase. Now the CWRC has a new resident that fits that billing: an eaglet that was rescued in PEI by a team from Maritime Electric, the PEI Department of Environment and the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC). That high-level removal from a transmission tower in Borden-Carleton broadcast on CBC involved some white knuckle moments for bucket-riding Dr. Dave McRuer, with the AVC. The rescue video can be seen here.
The nest was causing power outages in the area and was in danger of catching fire so the eaglet was removed for its own safety. After spending a few days at the AVC, the eaglet was moved to the CWRC to complete its maturation. Once grown and able to fly, it will be released back in PEI.