Eagle released after healing from gunshot
JACKSON, Wyo. – A bald eagle found wounded in November has been returned to the wild in Idaho after being nursed back to health at the Teton Raptor Center in Jackson Hole.
The eagle was released Friday west of Rexburg, Idaho, and flew off.
Idaho Fish and Game officials found the bird Nov. 1 with a gunshot wound that severely injured one wing.
They gave it to Teton Raptor Center where it was nurtured the bird back to health.
The eagle then was taken to the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program facility in Fort Collins, Colo., where it relearned how to fly.
There Marco Odermatt was, in the Birds of Prey finish corral following his gutsy super-G run, wondering just how fast he was. As the second skier on course, and the first to finish, the confusion was understandable.