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Injured eagle moved to NJ rehabilitation center

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An injured bald eagle that was rescued in Johnston after the blizzard was on its way to a rehabilitation center in New Jersey on Wednesday.

The eagle, named Eleanor, was put in a playpen for the ride in the back of a station wagon to The Raptor Trust in Millington, N.J.

The trust says it has state-of-the-art medical facilities and outdoor housing for several hundred birds.

Veterinarians at the Wildlife Rehabilitators Association in North Kingstown have been nursing the young female eagle back to health Tests show she had been hit with buckshot in the head and body.

Vets said the eagle is making strides. She's now able to walk in a straight line, but must be hand fed.

The bird was found outside the Central Landfill in Johnston.

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