REDDING, Calif. — Marily Woodhouse is the director of the Battle Creek Alliance & Raptor Rescue and recalled the moment she learned about an eagle, nicknamed Titanium, crashing into a car. “She hit the windshield and went through it. And, honestly, if she had her wings out they would have ripped off.”
Since November, Woodhouse has been helping Titanium recover after nose-diving into a moving car and nearly dying.
“When I got her, she was actually lying on her side with her eyes closed, which is bad,” Woodhouse explained. “I mean, usually, that's kind of the step before death.”
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Slowly, but surely, Woodhouse worked with Titanium to finally be able to release her back into the wild on Monday morning, April 10.
Titanium was lucky enough to survive the car wreck, but this is a problem that Woodhouse says she sees often. "When you're driving and you see a bird on the side of the road, because they are feeding, they don't want to leave it, so they wait till the last minute. And, if you keep going as fast as you were going, they don't have time to get away.”
Slowing down when seeing birds on the sides of the roads can be one simple way of ensuring both the bird's safety and yours.
"They are so important for the ecosystem and to protect them is to protect all of us—to protect life," Woodhouse told KRCR.
Titanium was released back into the wild this week after making a full recovery, Woodhouse told KRCR she hopes to save more in the future.
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