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Eagle rescuers

Echo Press photo by Lowell Anderson

Victor Roers of Urbank (left) watched as two volunteers from the University of Minnesota Raptor Center transferred an injured bald eagle into their vehicle on Tuesday. Victor and his wife, Janine, spotted the injured bird in their field the day before, and after making several phone calls they were given permission to try to catch it. After chasing it around for a while, they finally managed to throw a blanket over it and get it into a box. The juvenile eagle, which appeared to have a broken wing, was taken to the Raptor Center where it was scheduled to be operated on that day. The Raptor Center, which is part of the College of Veterinary Medicine, specializes in the medical care, rehabilitation and conservation of eagles, hawks, owls and falcons.