Bald eagle 'Bolt' released into the wild from Fontenelle Forest

Eagle recovered from electrical burn on its head
Posted at 1:04 PM, Sep 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-19 15:26:17-04

In front of a rain-soaked crowd of more than 50 people, the bald eagle with mysterious injuries that baffled veterinarians flew free into the clouds of a Nebraska sky.

"Bolt," as the bird has been nicknamed, first came to the Fontenelle Forest Raptor Recovery as a mystery case with an injury that left him looking scalped; a veterinarian there diagnosed the eagle's injury as an electrical burn.

Following treatments, examinations and finally surgery at Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, the eagle was released Monday along with two other hawks. Chip Davis, of Mannheim Steamroller fame, helped release the eagle.

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