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Eagle Re-Released After Recovering From Injuries


A bald eagle got his wings back today, a month after he was found injured along a road in Schuyler County.

About a dozen people gathered near Lock and Dam 21 this afternoon to watch as Chester the Eagle was sent back into the wild.

Chester was brought to the Raptor Rehabilitation Center in Quincy last month with injuries to his head and shoulders.

Center Director Dr. Drew Kaiser says they are happy to send the healthy bird back out.

"He just needed a lot of nutrition and a lot of T-L-C, and it took about a month and so we were able to set him off. So it was one of our really good, fortunate stories," he said.

Kaiser says a team of people helped nurse Chester back to health, and they all joined in releasing him back where he belongs.

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