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    A golden eagle is flying high again after three months of rehabilitation at the Wildlife Center of Virginia. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016)

    A bird rarely seen in southwest Virginia was released back into the wild Monday after three months of rehabilitation.

    The Golden Eagle, which never got a name, was rescued back in August after it was found on the ground.

    It is thought to be less than a year old. No one knows how it got injured, but common dangers to these birds include being hit by a car, lead poisening from hunters' bullets and wind turbines.

    Workers at the Wildlife Center of Virginia rehabilitated the bird until they believed it was ready to survive in the wild again.

    Read more from WSLS.com here.