A Mid-South bald eagle is back on the road to recovery, but the battle to find his shooter isn't over yet.
Then the areas for surgery had to be plucked.
"These are just major bones in a very large bird what happens when the bone break the muscle contracts pretty heavily so we to fight against that," Dr. Hannon said.
Abe was discovered by a motorist on the side of the road in Hardeman County. U.S. Fish and Wildlife officers say someone shot him likely as he was in flight.
It is a federal offense to shoot an eagle. Wildlife officers say they do have some leads in this case that has a 75 hundred dollar reward.
Abe could even go back into the wild.
"He'll be here for a few more days to a week then he'll go out to the raptor center," said Dr. Hannon.
Abe will stay here and recover for a few more days then go to the raptor center at Shelby Farms. If he recovers enough, he could be released into the wild.
Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee