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WATCH: Injured eagle released back to the wild

Posted at 3:28 PM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 17:13:07-05

On Friday, while Twitter battles raged and the nation’s future was being decided ballot by ballot, a bald eagle with a broken wing flew back into freedom in Morgan City, the Daily Review reports.

Here's their video:

Daily Review Eagle Release

The eagle, its head still covered in juvenile brown feathers rather than the familiar white, was nursed back to health by the Louisiana Wildlife Hospital and released to the wilds of Lake End Park on Friday, the newspaper reports in this story.

The Daily Review reports that the eagle, believed to be a female based on its 8.4-pound weight, was found in May at the park. She was handed off to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and then to the Wildlife Hospital. The hospital accepts about 2,000 animals a year for treatment and possible return to the wild, according to its website.

The eagle had an injured wing tip, which is difficult to treat for the same reason fractures of the small bones in the human hand are difficult to treat, Dr. Mark Mitchell, the LSU professor of zoology who also runs the Wildlife Hospital, told the newspaper.

To read the Daily Review's full story, with all the details about the eagle's rehabilitation, click here.