Bald eagle injured by car in Virginia recovers, released back into wild

A bald eagle injured by a vehicle two months ago is soaring through the skies after making a complete recovery.

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“Back to the wild!” Henrico County Police said in a Facebook post.

The bird was injured on March 20 when it was scavenging a deer carcass in eastern Henrico County, police said.

The person who hit the eagle remained at the scene and called authorities, WRIC-TV reported. The eagle was taken to The Wildlife Center of Virginia for rehabilitation, according to the television station.

On Wednesday the bird was given a clean bill of health and was released back into the wild from the Berkeley Plantation in Charles City, police said on the department’s Facebook post.