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Golden eagle injured after being hit by car

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CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) -- A golden eagle is recovering in southern Utah after it was hit by a car.

Wildlife officials also say all of the bird's tail feathers are missing.

Martin Tyner, a raptor rehabilitator at the Southwest Wildlife Foundation, says the male eagle suffered a minor concussion and bruising after it was found near Delta.

He says the eagle also had a leg band indicating it had once been in Montana.

Workers at the wildlife center will try to rehabilitate the bird but Tyner says it's unclear if its tail feathers will grow back and whether it can be released to the wild.


Information from: The Spectrum

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