Eagle saved by U.S. troops in Afghanistan on the mend in HV

One lucky eagle is on his way to a bird "paradise" after spending 30 days at a USDA quarantine in Newburgh following his rescue in Afghanistan by a pair of sympathetic U.S. troops.

The steppe eagle, known as Mitch, was shot by an Afghan soldier overseas and subsequently rescued by a Navy SEAL and an Army Ranger.

The pair nursed Mitch back to health, although he will likely never fly again.

Mitch is now headed to the Berkshire Bird Paradise, located outside of Albany.

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