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Harford County deputies rescue badly injured bald eagle in Pylesville

Injured bald eagle to be reunited with its mate
Posted at 7:44 AM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 07:44:47-05

PYLESVILLE, HARFORD COUNTY — Harford County deputies came to the rescue of a badly injured bald eagle last week. It had been hit by a truck on MD-165 not far from North Harford High School in Pylesville.

When Animal Control Officer Peterson arrived to the scene she could see the bird's mate flying above in distress. It took almost an hour to get the bird into custody.

The eagle was taken to the Phoenix Wildlife Center and will undergo surgery to repair a broken wing. Medical experts determined the bird suffers from vision impairment and believe that is why it flew into the path of the vehicle. The bald eagle is expected to make a full recovery and plans to be released back to its Pylesville community to be reunited with its mate in the future.