‘Ms. Stockholm’ eagle doing well, ‘meant to survive’

ONALASKA (WKBT) — The bald eagle rescued from the front of a train in La Crosse has been transferred to the Raptor Education Group in Antigo, Wis.

“Ms. Stockholm,” as she was called by local animal rescuers, was hit by a train near Stockholm, Wis., and traveled 80 miles to La Crosse County. She was rescued by the Coulee Region Humane Society and treated by Van Loon Animal Hospital.

She was taken to the Raptor Education Group for further treatment. They discovered she had developed frostbite on her feet and are treating it, but they are optimistic she can be released.

“Frostbite can take a few days to become evident. Given the two-year-old eagle ‘incredible adventure’ attached to the front rail of the train engine traveling 80 mph for eighty miles in frigid temperatures, frostbite is likely,” said the education group in a Facebook post.

Foot injuries are serious for raptors and infections can be fatal. They say she is eating well and very alert.

“This little lady is meant to survive. We will do our part to make sure that happens. Once her feet heal, she will head to the flight to evaluate her flight for release readiness,” the group said in the post.