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Wildlife Center of Virginia to release rehabilitated bald eagle on Tuesday


WAYNESBORO, Virginia — A bald eagle is returning to the wild after undergoing rehabilitation at the Wildlife Center of Virginia.

The center says the young adult eagle will be released on Tuesday at Chippokes Plantation State Park in Surry County. It will be the center's first bald eagle release of the year.

A group of hunters found the eagle down in woods in Surry County on Dec. 20, 2014. The center says eagle had two large puncture wounds on its right shoulder and chest. The wounds are consistent with a fight with another eagle.

Last year, a record 11 bald eagles were released by the center.

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