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Bald eagle released in Quincy after rehabilitation from injury

QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) - A bald eagle was released into its natural habitat Sunday thanks to some people in Quincy.

A bald eagle was found in a trap in Adair County last month, and was nursed back to health by people at the Raptor Rehabilitation Center in Quincy. 

Volunteers say it's a proud moment when they can release the bald eagle they named General.

"We get so many birds in injured and so many times their injuries are so bad that we can't send them back out into the wild, so when we actually have one it's just a very great feeling," Karen Roush said.

The Raptor Rehabilitation Center is a non-profit organization that strives to recover and preserve birds of prey. 

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