The Carolina Raptor Center released the bird back into the wild in Fort Mill last weekend. About 50 people gathered to watch.
The Huntersville, N.C.-based center says it took several months to nurse the injured eagle, named Silver, back to health. For the past several weeks, she was in a 20-foot flight cage until she was approved for release last week.
The eagle was found in Charlotte, its talons locked in a fight with another eagle. Silver had multiple wounds including a broken collar bone.
Executive director Jim Warren says that as the bald eagle population has made a comeback from endangered status, people are encountering the birds more often.
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