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Bald Eagle Released At Lake Monroe After Being Treated For West Nile
Updated August 29, 2016 7:27 AM
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(BLOOMINGTON) - Indiana Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Specialist Rex Watters -- assisted by Laura Edmunds and Sam Airhart with the Indiana Raptor Center -- released a bald eagle back into its home territory, Wednesday, August 24.

The bald eagle was discovered by DNR employee Jim Robertson about a month ago when he noticed it not moving as he was mowing in the area, he said.

Edmunds said that the eagle had West Nile virus, and was lucky to be discovered in the three-to-four day window when it could be saved.

Though the virus itself is not necessarily deadly to eagles, it can leave them too weak to hunt, and they are at risk of starving to death,

Lake Monroe currently has between 15 and 16 active bald eagle nesting sites.

Find out more about the Indiana Raptor Center at indianaraptorcenter.com



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