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Bald Eagle to be Released at Paul M. Grist State Park in Selma

Date: 11/1/2011 8:50 am

The Southeastern Raptor Center will release a bald eagle into the wild at the Paul M. Grist State Park in Selma on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 9 a.m. The public is invited to view the release.

“The eagle came to us with a broken wing.  It was found in the area of Beloit,” said Liz Crandall, a raptor rehabilitation specialist with the Southeastern Raptor Center, part of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Ben Clemmett, a volunteer with the Southeastern Raptor Center for the past three years, will release the eagle.  Clemmett is a junior at Auburn University majoring in animal science/pre-veterinary medicine.

A mission of the Southeastern Raptor Center is to rehabilitate injured, ill, or orphaned birds of prey.  Annually the center takes in almost 300 birds of prey from across the Southeast.

Paul M. Grist State Park is located at 1546 Grist Road in Selma. For directions, call the park at 334-872-5846 

Contact: Tara Lanier, 334-844-3698, tara.lanier@auburn.edu

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