Injured bald eagle released into the wild after rehab

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — After nearly two months of rehabilitation, a bald eagle believed to have been hit by a car has been released back into the wild.

The Standard-Examiner reports ( that the bird was taken to Willard Bay in a covered dog crate, and flew away west after the door was opened.

Staffers at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah say they’re grateful the majestic animal recovered from head trauma and broken bones, but nursing him back to health wasn’t always easy. Rehabilitator Erin Adams says eagles are known for biting, and this one left an inch-long scar on her chin.

The eagle was brought to the center on Jan. 18 by a couple who found him while traveling. He was named Aquila, after the eagle that carried Zeus’ thunderbolts in Greek mythology.

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