Virginia Wildlife Center to release bald eagle July 4

Updated: Jul. 2, 2018 at 1:09 PM EDT
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WAYNESBORO, VA (WWBT) - The Wildlife Center of Virginia will celebrate Independence Day by releasing a bald eagle back into the wild.

The eagle, which is believed to be female, was found injured May 10. It was bleeding from the mouth and unable to fly.

The eagle was treated for lacerations on its face and legs and given anti-inflammatory medication.

A full report on the eagle can be found on the Wildlife Center's website.

The eagle is one of 29 taken in by the Wildlife Center this year, which is on pace to challenge last year's record of 55 bald eagles under the facility's care.

The eagle will be released July 4 at 11 a.m. at the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

The eagle's release is open to the public, and attendees are asked to gather at the Wilna House, the refuge's headquarters building.

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