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Video: Bald eagle released back into the wild

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PLACIDA, FL (WWSB) – A bald eagle found on the ground about one month ago was released back into the wild on Wednesday.

The bald eagle was found in Placida, FL on May 24 by Bjorn Stornes and an officer from the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. Stornes is a Volunteer rescuer with the Wildlife Center of Venice.

The eagle was brought to the Center for evaluation and rehabilitation.

No injuries were found when the eagle was examined. However, the eagle was very thin and did have elevated levels of enzymes in the liver.

The Wildlife Center said the cause of the elevated enzyme levels may have been from a fall or from eating spoiled fish.

The eagle was released where it was found so it can hopefully reunite with its mate and family.