Wildlife Wednesday: Puddle the wedge-tailed eagle

A wedge-tailed eagle who found herself stuck in the mud has made a quick recovery at the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.

Doctor Michael Pyne told myGC Puddle was chasing food when she got caught in a big area of mud. “She was dehydrated and emaciated when she came in,” he said.

“It has really been a simple case of getting her strength back up and feeding her. She is doing really well now – she’s strong, fit and angry which is great.”


As Puddle is quite a young bird, Dr Pyne told myGC it was important to get her back out into the wild as soon as possible. “We often worry how she will go catching her own food, but she’s got to get out there and do it by herself.”

See Puddle up close and angry in the video below:

For more information on the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, visit: cwhf.org.au/