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Golden eagle rehabbed, released back into wild

Updated: Tuesday, July 29 2014, 01:49 PM EDT

By: WJAC Web Staff

SOMERSET, Pa. -- A golden eagle, who was nearly killed in a collision with a train, now has a new place to call home in Somerset County.

The bird was struck by a train in the Pittsburgh area in March and broke its leg.

It was taken to a rehabilitation facility in Youngwood, Westmoreland County, where it received treatment under the care of Beth Shoaf at Wildlife Works.

"We were pretty worried initially because of the leg, it was non-functional." Shoaf said. "Obviously a bird can't do with that, but we got some acupuncture and therapeutic and the leg came back."

The bird was released Thursday afternoon in Somerset County, just outside of Somerset. The man who rescued the bird from the train accident was also there to watch the eagle soar away.

Golden eagle rehabbed, released back into wild

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Edgar Snyder

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