After election, wounded eagle healing

Immediately after such a long, divisive campaign season in America, the symbolism in this Alexandria Echo Press story is tough to miss: An Osakis-area man and his wife rescued an eagle that had been shot and left lame in the woods, unable to fly. The bird is now recovering. “To actually hold it in your hands – it was like holding a sunrise or a rainbow – it was such a humbling, special feeling,” Linda Johnson said. “It’s a magnificent symbol of our freedom."
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On the day after a long, divisive campaign season in America, the symbolism in this Alexandria Echo Press story is tough to miss: An Osakis-area man and his wife, along with their pastor, have rescued a juvenile bald eagle that had been shot and was left lame in the woods.

The bird is now recovering at the University of Minnesota Raptor Center.

“To actually hold it in your hands – it was like holding a sunrise or a rainbow – it was such a humbling, special feeling,” Linda Johnson said. “It’s a magnificent symbol of our freedom."

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