|The eyes of an eagle
||[Dec. 21st, 2003|10:54 am]
Sorry for the cross-post, but I thought I'd share this:
Yesterday I was able to help treat a golden eagle with bumblefoot at the wildlife center. The eagle's feet were covered in sores and all swollen (poor eagle), but he got some relief when we soaked his feet in medicine and applied ointment and bandages. But that's not why I'm writing this post. I am because, when we took off the eagle's hood, he looked right at me. I can't describe how beautiful this eagle was. I almost started crying right there, lol. His eyes were so bright and beautiful--shimmery gold with brown spots.
Looking into the eyes of an eagle is something few people have been able to do, and I'm glad I have been able to. Volunteering has given me such amazing opportunities--a great horned owl has perched on my arm, a little screech owl has pooped on my head (lol), and an opossum has fallen asleep in my arms. It is so rewarding to know that I am helping give back to nature what humanity has taken from it.
Anyway, has anyone else had similar experiences?