A hungry and inexperienced juvenile Wedge-tailed Eagle found himself in trouble after entering a chicken coop and then becoming trapped. He must have panicked at not being able to escape and while his back was turned he was attacked by the (rather brave) rooster. The eagle suffered a deep puncture wound to his back, right next to the spine. The wound was about 5cm deep and filled with dirt and feathers.
He was rushed to the Casino Vet Clinic who gave an anesthetic and cleaned and flushed the wound. There where fortunately no other significant injuries, and although very sore and suffering nerve damage to the left leg and missing five tail feathers, he is on the way to recovery.