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Ruth Payton watches as Watson flies into wild

January 8, 2012 | 6:51 p.m. CST
Tamera Ellis, left, Sierra Sevits, Lisa Payton, back, Ruth Payton and Amber Edwards watch Watson, a bald eagle, fly away after her release from the cage Sunday afternoon at Long Branch State Park by the marina in Macon. Seeing a bald eagle in real life was Ruth Taylor's long-held dream. "It is a miracle," Ruth Payton said. "I didn't know my idea would turn into something real."

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