Skip to comments.Bold vet gives a bald eagle the peck of life, performing 'mouth-to-beak' resuscitation
Posted on 07/17/2011 8:51:16 PM PDT by nuconvert
Bold vet gives a bald eagle the peck of life, performing 'mouth-to-beak' resuscitation
A vet has been hailed as a hero after performing mouth to beak resuscitation on an injured bald eagle when it stopped breathing.
Jeff Cooney clamped his lips onto the stricken birds beak and repeatedly blew air into his mouth until his chest puffed up and down.
Minutes later the eagle - nicknamed Patriot - came to life and suddenly began breathing on his own
The bird had been brought in to see Mr Cooney by two concerned members of the public who found him by the road side after having apparently been hit by a car.
(video & photos at link)
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that is very cool!
A cardinal flew into a large window on our veranda. The bird was out. My 3 daughters, crying, hoping against hope that the bird be revived, cojolled me to give mouth to beak recussitation to the injured bird. Alas,....we called the code about 5 minutes into my valorous attempt to revive the unfortunate avian. The bird was pronounced dead at the scene 5 minutes after the collision.
This is interesting, this guy did what he could for the bird and at the same time proved it could be done.
Absolutely majestic to see them in flight. I’ve seen several where I live, they are beautiful birds.
The pictures, video & story are AWESOME!!!
He’s not ‘out of the woods yet’ and if his shoulder causes him pain..well, the vet would rather put him down.
This trend of ‘putting animals down is not to relieve the animal of discomfort but it is to relieve caretakers of discomfort.
I had my collie put down about 10 years ago and after that horrible experience (with tremendous guilt to this day) I swore that the last thing I will ever do is have an animal ‘put down’. There are ‘pain meds’ and many medical advances that can eliminate the knee jerk reaction of ‘putting an animal down’.
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