Eagle becomes Nova Scotia wildlife rehabilitation centre's first repeat patient

An eagle has apparently become a Nova Scotia wildlife rehabilitation centre's first repeat patient.

Dr. Helene Van Doninck of the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Brookfield says the eagle was released last summer, four months after he was found in distress in Cape Breton.

She says he was banded, so when he arrived back at the centre in December coated in oil and unable to fly, she remembered him right away.

Van Doninck says after 17 years of caring for injured animals at the centre, she's never had any repeat patients.