VIDEO: Banding, rehabilitating a bald eagle with lead poisoning

Jesse Fallon, director of veterinary medicine with the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia, talks about a 4-year-old bald eagle that recently came to his clinic in Cheat Lake, W.Va., with severe lead poisoning. The bird was found in Pocahontas County, hours away from the Monongalia County practice, by a group of hunters. Fallon believes the bird was poisoned after eating carrion (animal remains) that had been exposed to lead by a bullet. The bird, mostly rehabilitated, should be released later this week. It will travel back to Pocahontas County where the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources originally recovered the bird.