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Bald eagle found along Missoula roadside soars again

Bald eagle found along Missoula roadside soars again
Bald eagle found along Missoula roadside soars again
Posted at 11:01 AM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 13:01:31-05

The road to recovery has come full circle for an American icon.

A bald eagle, which was rescued along Butler Creek Road in Missoula in late October, has once again taken to the skies.

According to a social media post from the Wild Skies Raptor Center, the eagle was rescued with the help of the Raptor View Research Institute.

It was initially thought that the eagle may have collided with a vehicle, but according to the Wild Skies Raptor Center, a further examination found no “fracture or soft tissue injuries.

The eagle was found to have a high white blood cell count and was treated with antibiotics.

“The resilience and sheer will to live in these amazing creatures never ceases to amaze me. As always, we are grateful to be able to help them get back up into the skies and we appreciate all our supporters who help us in our endeavors,” the social media post stated.

Wild Skies Raptor Center also wishes to thank the Grant Creek Ranch for allowing access for the eagle to be released.

According to the group's website, the non-profit Wild Skies Raptor Center is "dedicated to providing rescue, rehabilitation, and release of injured raptors in western Montana. Promoting wildlife conservation through on and off-site education programs with live raptors.

They are based in Potomac and are open to the public by appointment only on Wednesdays and Fridays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visits can be scheduled by sending an email to montanawildskies@gmail.com.