One of CCEEC’s highest profile
residents is a bald eagle, whom we named Gen. George Patton. The eagle
was admitted with life-threatening injuries in 2001, and sadly, is
unable to be returned to the wild.
Frederick Renshaw Wallace, master
falconer and CCEEC volunteer, undertook the monumental task of training
or “manning” this eagle for use in programs. Thanks to his dedicated
efforts, this is one of the best-behaved birds on the raptor education
When Fred Wallace passed away in 2004,
we chose to recognize the special bond he forged with the bald eagle by
re-naming the bird Renshaw in his honor.
Renshaw was hatched in the wild in the
spring of 2000. Roughly one year later, he suffered an eye injury, wing
injury, a concussion, and brain damage as the result of a car strike.
Auto accidents are a common cause of injury to birds of prey, though
this was the first car-strike eagle ever admitted to CCEEC.