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“We raise the animals to be wild. None of them like us. None of them thank us — and none of them pay bills.”
Two young eagles put up a healthy fight as Dawn Keller, founder of Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation, takes them from their crates and releases them into Starved Rock Nature Reserve in Illinois. They’re headed into a cold winter, but Keller says they’ve grown up to the point when now’s the time.