Six immature Bald Eagles that got into trouble when they mistook the surface of a silt pit for a solid landing surface. Mired in silt, the birds were carefully retrieved and brought to Tri-State for care. Thanks to the quick response of our teams, these mighty hunters were carefully stabilized and then decontaminated. Washing a strong bird of that size is no small feat—it took four people to safely hold and wash each eagle. Once the eagles were decontaminated, dry, and feeling stronger, they were moved into our large outdoor flight cage for observation and to ensure they were flying well. Once they were determined to be healthy and ready for release, the young eagles were banded and released in a safer location with abundant food sources.