First of six sick bald eagles released back into wild

Portland Audubon released a juvenile bald eagle, the first of six, back into the wild.

Animal rescue workers at West Sound Wildlife Center saved the lives of six bald eagles found in terrible shape over the weekend. The U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife concluded the eagles ate off two horse carcasses that had been euthanized with a barbiturate.

It is illegal to not properly dispose of livestock carcasses. An investigation into how and why those carcasses were left continues and charges may be filed. If charged and convicted, the person who left the carcasses, could be fined and sentenced to one year in jail.