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Injured Bald Eagle Saved By Jasper County Deputies Is Back in the Wild

The injured Bald Eagle rescued by Jasper County Deputies after being hit by a car northwest of Mariposa County Park was released back into the wild today (Tuesday). Save Our Avian Resources, the organization that cared for the Eagle during its recovery, invited to the release the deputies who found and secured it. They responded to a call about the injured and unable to fly eagle during the overnight hours of Sunday and Monday August 15th and 16th. The 5 year old plus Eagle that now weighs 11 pounds was along Highway F-17 West just east of Highway 14. The Deputies named the Eagle Jade. She has recovered from her serious “road rash” and was released at the former Iowa 4-H Camp outside Madrid. Deputy Kira Lazenby and Sgt. Ian Winfield from the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department stood by the carrier as Jade was released and flew away. A short video of Jade’s release can be seen on You Tube.