Today hubby and I went for a walk to the building to get some meat for the week out of the freezer. On the way down the drive I could not believe what we were walking right up on. I started grabbing hubbies arm and all I could say was "oh my god hunny" over and over and squeezing his arm. He was like "what?? Then he saw what I saw and it was a Beautiful huge male bald eagle sitting in the drive. Yep, just sitting there. Well once we stopped and watched him we could tell very quickly that he was hurt in some manor. We were only 10 feet or less from him and he was just watching us but, his breathing was very labored. So off I ran, big butt and all, to the house to grab the phone. Called the in-laws that live right across the street and told them. Also told them to start calling whoever they could think of for help. We live on the fowl river and we have bald eagle nests and we also live in a bird sancutary. Well I am going to try to make a very long story short and tell you that not ONE @#$%&**&^% seemed to care or even came to the house to help. We called everyone and anyone we could think of and ran down the blue pages in the phone book. Of course they all have bankers hours and do not return a call even if you leave a message. Even the sheriffe's office didn't give two craps... I was so upset and so was hubby. We finally called our local news station and they cared that no one else did and came out and to top it all off the news guy personally had a friend that was in the fish and game commission. He called her and she called her friend that is in the wild life conservastion and over 4 hours later after watching this poor beautiful bird suffer in our drive someone was on their way to help. The bird did start to get upset and take a short flight into a very wooded and swampy area and with it getting dark hubby took a huge landscape pot and put it over the bird so it would be safe with the darkness coming on and also settle down and not further hurt its self. So hubby made the news and the ladies came out and finally with hubby's help, rescued the beautiful eagle and it was on its way to the animal hospital. Needless to say we still have not heard anything from anyone else that swore they would try to get someone out here. Not even the sheriff or the game commision. I could just scream. Where is our tax money going and why are we not more careing about the wild life around us? My gosh it is our National bird and protected. But I'll guarrenty you that if we would have shot it the whole county would have been out here to arrest someone. I just had to vent and once I get the card from the camera I'll post pics. It truely was something to see. I hated that it was injured but, It sure was something, to see that close up. Oh I forgot to say it also was banned on it's left leg.. yep it must have been in a study or being tracked on the river. I was told they usually try to tag them as babies in the nest. BUT even with that knowledge, when I told everone we called or the many that we left messages with they didn't care. Okay I am done casue I could go on and on about how upset I am about this. Thank you all for letting me vent and please keep this beautiful animal in your prayers for a wonderful recovery.