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Rescued eagles released

ONALASKA, Wis. (WXOW) -- Humane Society workers in Onalaska rescued two bald eagles this week.

The two eagles were stuck together by their talons. The two male eagles were most likely fighting over territory. Once both eagles were separated, they were transported back to the Humane Society where workers surveyed the damage done. Getting them separated with not easy considering their wingspan can be as long as humans are tall.

The birds had some puncture wounds from the talons, but they were returned to the wild Wednesday.

"That's the best part about my job. I love working with the wild life, part of the animal control and to be able to assist and get them back to the wild.
I'm working on a new campaign council and its keep the wildlife wild and that's what its all about," says Animal Control Protection & Rescue Supervisor, Kathy Kasakaitas.

One bald eagle was released Wednesday morning and the other in the afternoon. Both ended up flying away in opposite directions.
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