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Virginia center to release 2 rehabilitated bald eagles

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CHARLES CITY, Va. (AP) - Two young bald eagles are being returned to the wild following their recovery from injuries.

The Wildlife Center of Virginia plans to release the eagles on Tuesday at the Berkeley Plantation in Charles City County.

The center says in a news release that one eagle was found Sept. 10 in Pulaski County nearly comatose. An examination by the center showed a large fish hook was lodged in the bird's gizzard. The hook was surgically removed five days later.

The other eagle had a deep laceration on the backside of her right hock and subsequently suffered carpal injuries. She was found on Sept. 27 in a yard in Keswick in Albemarle County, unable to fly.

Both eagles will be outfitted with transmitters so their travels can be tracked.

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