Bald eagle injured in fight to be released into the wild

KING GEORGE, Va. (AP) — A bald eagle injured in a fight at a Virginia landfill last month is ready to fly again.

The Wildlife Center of Virginia plans to release the eagle Friday in Caledon State Park.

The adult female bird was found on the ground, fighting with another eagle at the King George County landfill on June 15.

The bird was treated for lead exposure and mild trauma from its fight with the other eagle. The bird has spent the past few weeks in the center’s outdoor pens, building up strength and stamina.

The state park where the eagle will be released is the summer home for one of the largest concentrations of bald eagles on the East Coast.

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