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Eagle found shot at R.I. landfill is improving

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Caretakers for a bald eagle that was found shot in the head with a pellet at a Rhode Island landfill said that its condition has improved, but that it still cannot feed itself. The eagle was found wounded at the Central Landfill in Johnston two weeks ago and brought to Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island in North Kingstown. Wildlife rehabilitator Kristin Fletcher told WLNE-TV that the eagle could only walk in circles when it was brought in for treatment because of brain damage, but it can now walk in a straight line.

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