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Bald eagle rescued in Chesapeake having healing problems

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Posted at 4:05 PM, May 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-28 16:05:24-04

New details about a bald eagle rescued from Chesapeake.

The Wildlife Center says it’s having trouble healing after one of its toes had to be partially amputated.

The toe had to be removed after a lesion was found on it earlier this month.

The eagle was rescued over a year ago when it reportedly “fell from the sky” near the intersection of Butts Station Road and Centerville Turnpike, and it cannot be released into the wild.

The Wildlife Center is taking care of it until paperwork for its new home comes through.

Because of the healing problems, doctors had to remove more of the bird’s toe. Officials say it appears to be doing better now.