By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Officers from the Eden Prairie Police Department rescued an injured bald eagle from a resident’s backyard last week.

According to the department, another eagle knocked the injured one out of the air during a fight.

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Officers wrapped the eagle in a blanket and placed it in a cardboard box. They took it to the Animal Emergency & Referral Center in Oakdale, where they stabilized the bird.

The next day, the eagle was taken to the University of Minnesota Raptor Center where it received a blood transfusion.

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Police said the Raptor Center hopes to release the eagle back into the wild soon.