UPDATE @ 11.15am: An experienced staff member at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has been rushed to hospital after being attacked by an eagle.
The woman, aged in her 30s, suffered an injury to her lip after entering the Wedge Tailed Eagle’s enclosure just after 8.40am this morning.
Senior Vet at the Sanctuary, Dr Michael Pyne, confirmed the incident and wished the staff member well.
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“There was an unfortunate incident today with one of our Wedge Tailed Eagles as an experienced staff member entered the enclosure to clean and feed this morning,” Dr Pyne said in a statement.
“The staff member suffered a lip injury and is currently undergoing treatment in hospital. We wish her well in her recovery.”
The woman was treated at the scene before being taken to Gold Coast University Hospital with lacerations to her face.
She is in a stable condition.
EARLIER @ 10.45am: A woman has been rushed to hospital after being attacked by an Eagle on the Gold Coast.
A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson confirmed the incident occurred in Currumbin just after 8.40am this morning.
The woman, aged in her 30’s, suffered deep lacerations to her face as a result of the attack.
She was treated at the scene before being taken to Gold Coast University Hospital.