Young bald eagle released after injury recovery

In this photo taken on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Vermont Institute of Natural Science wildlife services manager Sara Eisenhauer, right, and intern Maddy Jacobs release a rehabilitated young bald eagle along the Connecticut River in North Thetford, Vt. The bald eagle was released almost three weeks after a Vermont game warden found the bird after it had apparently been hit by a car in Danby.  (AP Photo/Valley News, Jennifer Hauck)
In this photo taken on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Vermont Institute of Natural Science wildlife services manager Sara Eisenhauer, right, and intern Maddy Jacobs release a rehabilitated young bald eagle along the Connecticut River in North Thetford, Vt. The bald eagle was released almost three weeks after a Vermont game warden found the bird after it had apparently been hit by a car in Danby. (AP Photo/Valley News, Jennifer Hauck)

NORTH THETFORD, Vt. (AP) — An immature bald eagle is back in the wild after being nursed back to health by a Vermont organization that cares for injured birds.

The bald eagle was released in North Thetford on Tuesday, almost three weeks after a Vermont game warden found the bird after it had apparently been hit by a car in Danby. It had been feeding on a deer carcass.

The eagle, estimated to be between 18 months and 2 years old, was taken to the Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee, where the organization’s staff rehabilitated it.

VINS Wildlife Service Manager Sara Eisenhauer tells the Valley News (http://bit.ly/1gL0C1k ) it was only the second bald eagle she’s helped rehabilitate in her seven years with the organization.

VINS helps rehabilitate about 400 birds a year.

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Information from: Lebanon Valley News, http://www.vnews.com

 

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