- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

MOUNT SOLON, Va. (AP) - A bald eagle hit by a vehicle in West Virginia has been released back into the wild in Virginia following rehabilitation.

The Wildlife Center of Virginia released the young male eagle on Tuesday at Natural Chimneys Park in Mount Solon, Virginia.

The center says the eagle was found on the side of the road in Pendleton County, West Virginia, on Aug. 20. It was taken to the wildlife center in Waynesboro for treatment and rehabilitation.

Center founder Ed Clark tells WVIR-TV (https://bit.ly/1CAGpv2 ) that the eagle’s injuries included torn retinas in both eyes. Ordinarily, Clark says such an injury would result in permanent disability. But he says both eyes have healed.

The center fitted the eagle with a tracking device so that its movements can be followed.

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Information from: WVIR-TV, https://www.nbc29.com/

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