Bald eagle released in SC after rehabilitation

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Monday, Jan. 23, 2012

FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) -- A bald eagle injured during a fight with another bird has taken to the skies once again, thanks to some dedicated humans.

The Herald of Rock Hill reports that the Carolina Raptor Center released the bird back into the wild in Fort Mill last weekend. About 50 people gathered to watch.

The Huntersville, N.C.-based center says it took several months to nurse the injured eagle, named Silver, back to health.

Anne Steinert, a member of the group's board, says the eagle was found in Charlotte, its talons locked in a fight with another eagle. Silver had multiple wounds including a broken collar bone.

Executive director Jim Warren says that as the bald eagle population has made a comeback from endangered status, people are encountering the birds more often.

(Copyright 2012, The Associated Press)

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