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VIDEO: TWRA releases bald eagle

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Source: TWRA(WVLT)
Published: Nov. 7, 2019 at 5:07 PM EST
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Officers with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency released a bald eagle back into the wild in McMinn County.

"We are #thankful for the return of our nation's symbol to the wild," the agency said on Facebook.

TWRA said Officer Mike Buckner picked up an injured bald eagle on October 3. TWRA said the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine treated the bird before releasing it to the American Eagle Foundation for rehabilitation.

After more than a month, TWRA said Officer Buckner was able to release the eagle back into the wild near the same spot he found it.

"Thanks to Officers Bryan Franklin and Kip Kite for helping with the release," TWRA said. "WE ARE THANKFUL."

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Bald Eagle Release - McMinn County

Instead of #ThrowbackThursday, we're turning the month of November into #ThankfulThursday! We are #thankful for the return of our nation's symbol to the wild. Caring for injured #wildlife is not in the everyday duty of a wildlife officer. Still, they help when time permits. McMinn County, TN Wildlife Officer Mike Buckner picked up this injured #baldeagle on October 3rd. UTCVM-University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine treated the eagle and turned it over to the American Eagle Foundation for rehabilitation. Officer Buckner released the eagle back on the farm where it was found this week. Thanks to Officers Bryan Franklin and Kip Kite for helping with the release. WE ARE THANKFUL. Find a list of licensed wildlife rehabilitators for your area at tnwildlife.org. They can help you, should you find an injured animal. Please remember, it is illegal to hold native wildlife without proper licensing. #tnwildlife #itwhatwedo

Posted by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency on Thursday, November 7, 2019

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