Eagle released back into wild at Bald Eagle Watching Days

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PRAIRIE DU SAC (WKOW) — Saturday was the final day of Bald Eagle Watching Days at the VFW in Prairie Du Sac.
The Raptor Education Group Inc (REGI) released an adult female bald eagle back into the wild.
She had lead poisoning and has been with the group since October. It can often take months to rehabilitate a bald eagle, depending on how much lead it has consumed.
The executive director and founder of REGI says that days like this are special.
“It’s such a celebration for us as well as for them of course, we get to see them when they’re at their most vulnerable, often they’re dying or close to it,” said Marge Gibson, executive director and founder of REGI.  “It makes it all worthwhile when we’re able to let them go.”
Bald Eagle watching days is put on by the Ferry Bluff Eagle Council.
The two day family event celebrates the bald eagle and is free to the public.
REGI is a non-profit organization in Antigo, Wisconsin. It’s dedicated to caring for injured or orphaned avian wildlife.
Amanda Hari

Amanda Hari

Reporter, WKOW

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