Eagle released after month at Quincy rehab center


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Posted Online: Jan. 24, 2013, 9:55 am
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QUINCY, Ill. (AP) An adult male eagle is free again after spending a month at the Raptor Rehabilitation Center in Quincy.

The Quincy Herald-Whig reports that the eagle was found dazed Dec. 21 along a road in Schuyler County, Mo.

Authorities at the raptor center say the bird was suffering from a possible head injury and wounds to both shoulders. Staff members aren't sure if he hit a power line, flew into a vehicle or was injured some other way.

Karen Roush works at the raptor center, and she says the eagle's wings have been repaired. The staff also did some rehab with the bird to make sure he could fly and find food before releasing him along the Mississippi River on Wednesday.














 



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