Wounded wildlife pose dilemmas for intervention

May 24, 2014 5:00 PM

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Wounded wildlife pose dilemmas for intervention

MINNEAPOLIS – A moose was suffering from an open wound where its tail should have been. Wildlife managers concluded it was the result of a wolf attack and left it alone. But officials intervened on behalf of a baby eagle with a broken wing whose nest was the subject of a video feed watched by tens of thousands of people around the world.

These cases in Minnesota highlight a dilemma that's common across the country: when to intervene on behalf of wounded wildlife and when to let nature take its course.

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