- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 13, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - A juvenile bald eagle is back home in the Nisqually forest about a month after it nearly drowned.

KING-TV reports (https://is.gd/X9QlB5 ) the eagle was spotted by two fishermen, soaked and shivering. They took the eagle into their boat, put a jacket on top of it and called for help. The eagle was hypothermic and underweight and its feathers were so wet it couldn’t fly.

Claudia Supensky of For Heaven’s Sake Wildlife says the eagle would have died without the rescue. After drying the young eagle off and feeding it salmon and rabbit, it was ready to return to the wild.

The men who rescued the bird participated in a blessing ceremony by Nisqually Chaplain Bob Sison before the bird was released in the Nisqually forest.

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Information from: KING-TV, https://www.king5.com/

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