Bald Eagle Released in Litchfield
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:19:54 CST
A bald eagle has taken to the skies in Litchfield after months of rehabilitation for injuries she received in a territorial fight.
Martha the eagle was released at Lake Lou Yaeger in Litchfield on Saturday morning as dozens of onlookers rooted her on. Some of the over 500 people attending the release said they hoped Martha would reunite with George, the bald eagle who has been her nesting partner. The two have called Lake Lou Yaeger home since 2004.
Martha was found last April in a ditch just outside the entrance to Rainmaker Campground near Butler.
Friends of Lake Lou Yaeger president Robert Wilson told reporters that Martha was clawed under the neck area, and workers at the TreeHouse Wildlife Center in Dow wanted to make sure all of those injuries healed.
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