Survival story: Rehabilitated bald eagle returns to the skies

A bald eagle takes flight in Williamsburg on Nov. 21, 2017, months after being found injured. (Credit: Jim Yanello).

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — State biologists on Tuesday returned a bald eagle back to the wild after someone found it injured several months ago.

Members of the Wildlife Center of Virginia worked to heal the bird. A Poquoson resident found the injured eagle in her backyard in September.

Biologists believe it was hit by a car. The bird had significant injuries to its right leg, feet and undersides of both wings, as well as injuries to both eyes.

Vets nursed the wounds and gave the bird fluids and anti-inflammatories. Animal workers spend months helping it fly again at their facility in Waynesboro.