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After seven weeks of treatment for high levels of mercury, a bald eagle will be released Thursday at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.

The Back to the Wild Wildlife Rehabilitation & Nature Education Center plans to release the bird at 1:30 p.m.

The adult female was picked up at the Metzger Marsh area and was treated at the rehabilitation center in


Castalia, O.
Center officials describe the mercury levels as high but not fatal and have determined the eagle is ready to return to the wild.

The public is invited to the release. Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge is located 16 miles west of Port Clinton on State Route 2.