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Rescued bald eagle to be treated at Michigan State


An injured bald eagle rescued on the Saginaw River is to be treated at Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

Wildlife Recovery Association raptor biologist Joe Rogers tells The Bay City Times the eagle was transported from the Animal Medical Center in Midland on Tuesday.

The bird was found Monday along the river bank by Bay City sailors who noticed it struggling in the water. It later was determined that the eagle suffered a popped joint in one of its wings.

Rogers says veterinarians at Michigan State will try to repair the bald eagle's injured joint and predicts a "50-50" chance of a successful operation.

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