Rescued Injured Bald Eagle Takes To Sky Again In Release On LI

LONG ISLAND, NY — Liberty, the injured Bald Eagle, found stranded on a busy roadway in Coram has been released into the wild, the Strong Island Animal Rescue League said Wednesday.

The bird is believed to have been clipped by the sideview mirror of a truck and was found in distress last Thursday by some good Samaritans who notified Suffolk police. The police then turned to Strong Island Animal Rescue, and founder Frankie Floridia snatched it up in a towel and placed it in a carrier. It has been recuperating under the watchful eyes of the volunteers at Sweetbriar Animal Rescue in Smithtown.

The bird, which had a bloodshot third eyelid and appeared to be blind, was scheduled to have an eye exam Tuesday.

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“We got some amazing news from our friends at Sweetbriar today,” Floridia wrote on Strong Island Animal Rescue’s Facebook page on Wednesday. “Liberty’s eye injury is old and now healed. [It] is flying in the flight cage and can hunt on his/her own! Whats going to happen next? Stay tuned today.”

The bird appears to be able to hunt and fly, and the rescuers wanted wanted to get it back with its family, so it was taken back to the spot where its was found and released, according to Floridia.

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It’s a little bit of field, about a couple hundred feet away,” he said.

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