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Birds flee from Wildlife Center

Posted: Sunday, Nov 4th, 2012

FRENCH CREEK — Several birds from the West Virginia Wildlife Center have flown the coop after their enclosures were heavily damaged by falling trees this week.

Director Gene Thorn said, “We’ve got unbelievable damage here. Every enclosure is damaged. We have all of our animals contained, but our bird pens took a real hit.”

Missing for sure are the center’s golden eagle, acquired because he could not survive in the wild, according to Thorn.

“He can fly — he’s got good wings, ­but he doesn’t have some of his toes, so he probably can’t survive in the wild,” he said.

However, Thorn said even if wildlife center staff did spot the golden eagle, he would not make it easy to catch him.

For the complete article see the 11-02-2012 issue.

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