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Bald eagle nursed back to health and released at the Sundial Bridge

By Mike Mangas
Published On: Aug 30 2013 06:59:44 PM CDT
REDDING, Calif. -

Wildlife experts released a bald eagle back into the wild at the Sundial Bridge in Redding on Friday.

They released the female eagle from the deck of the Sundial Bridge. It had been found injured on Paskenta Road in Tehama County in April after being hit by a car.

The eagle was nursed back to health at the UC Davis raptor center.

The eagle looked strong and flew to some trees along the river bank.

To help heal the eagle, Cook Biotech in Indiana developed a process to use collagen from a pig to help heal a deep wound on the eagle.

The eagle did have a nest in Tehama County. She may return there or she may stay closer to where she was released. She has a band around one of her legs so researchers at UC Davis can keep track of her.