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Bald eagle found badly hurt in Portland park euthanized

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

The second bald eagle found hurt in Portland in less than a month has been euthanized.

Portland police received a report of an injured bald eagle at Pier Park in north Portland Thursday. The bird was taken to the Audubon Society of Portland for treatment, but it had to be put down.

Veterinarians said it's beak was completely broken off and injuries to its legs left the animal paralyzed.

It's not clear what happened to the eagle, but vets said it's possible the injuries were the result of a fight with another eagle.

Another bald eagle was hit by a car on Interstate 84 in Portland Feb. 20.

Firefighters were flagged down at the scene, and the eagle was also treated by veterinarians at the Audubon Society.

The eagle suffered severe injuries and could not have survived in the wild or in captivity, according to Audubon Society workers, so it was euthanized.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife workers said the eagle's frozen body will be sent to the National Eagle Repository in Denver.

From there, the eagle's feathers and body parts will be distributed to Native American tribes for use in cultural and religious ceremonies.

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