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Watson perches on branch before her release

January 8, 2012 | 6:48 p.m. CST
Watson, a 5-year-old bald eagle, perches on a branch in the flying cage at Raptor Rehabilitation Project before her release Sunday morning. Watson is estimated to be a female because of her size. She was brought to the project on Dec. 5th, 2011 after she was found in Randolph County unable to stand and with signs of neurological problems consistent with lead poisoning.

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