A bald eagle that was released in August after being rescued from the nest at Norfolk Botanical Garden was found injured Thursday night in Ophelia.
The eagle, called NX, was found about 10:45 p.m. in the middle of the road near the Ophelia, Va., post office, according to The Wildlife Center of Virginia website.
The female eagle was taken to a wildlife rehabilitator. The eagle was reported to have a wing droop and blood in its mouth, but was feisty and in good condition otherwise.
The eagle was being taken to the wildlife center in Waynesboro this afternoon for care.
The eaglet and two others were removed from their nest in the Norfolk garden in April after their mother was killed in a collision with an airplane at Norfolk International Airport. Wildlife experts feared the eaglets' care would be too much for the father eagle and made the decision to take them to the center in Waynesboro until they were able to be released.
The other two eaglets were released in July.