Returning a rehabilitated eagle to the wild
Megan Dearth holds an eagle right before it’s released back into the wild. Megan is an intern at Wild Instincts, a wildlife rehabilitation facility in Rhinelander, and this is her first time releasing an eagle. According to Mark Naniot, director of Wild Instincts, this large female was hit by a car near Ogema. It was brought to the rehab facility on Sept. 14 and suffered no broken bones, only severe bruising. It recovered in a large flight pen before it was released near the Wisconsin River last Tuesday.