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Eagle released into wild

Published On: Mar 25 2013 06:38:08 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 26 2013 09:26:19 AM CDT
Wilson eagle

This eagle was to be released by the Teton Raptor Center on March 25. Photo by TRC.

WILSON, Wyo. -

The Teton Raptor Center released a male bald eagle into the wild from the Hardeman Barns in Wilson on Monday.

The eagle was found hurt near his nest in the Melody Ranch area on Feb. 28.

The eagle's mate watched nearby as concerned citizens approached and noticed something wasn't quite right.

A Spring Creek Animal Hospital veterinarian suspects the eagle may have ingested some unknown toxin causing nervous system issues.

After several weeks of supportive care, including all the quail he could eat, the eagle has regained full coordination and appears symptom free, the center said. The eagle's first flight test demonstrated a full recovery with no apparent impairments.

The center estimates the eagle is at least 5 years old.