Bald Eagle Making Steady Recovery At Noble Wildlife Center

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 6:55 pm
By: News 9

NOBLE, Oklahoma -- Four months after slamming into the windshield of a semi, a bald eagle in Oklahoma graduated to the next step of recovery.

The eagle hit the windshield in southeast Oklahoma in November, 2010 while the semi was doing 70 miles per hour. The bird shattered its wing and thigh.

Workers at the Wildcare Foundation took in the Bald Eagle but didn't think she would ever be able to use that leg again.

Fortunately, after surgery to fix the leg, the eagle got to move to the outdoor sanctuary.

"What we saw as soon as we put her down today, she did fly a little bit. She didn't gain elevation but she maintained height," said Rondi Large with the Wildcare Foundation.

Depending on how fast the eagle progresses, she could be released back into the wild in the next month or two.

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