• Injured bald eagle that fell in storm drain dies, caretakers say

    By: WFTV

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    ORLANDO, Fla. - A bald eagle that was rescued last week from a storm drain in Florida has died, WFTV's Angela Jacobs reported.

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    Caretakers said the eagle took a turn for the worse on Monday.

    The eagle had been moved from the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey to Winter Park Veterinary Hospital on that day, to allow veterinarians to provide the bird intensive care, but on Tuesday the eagle passed away.

    The Audubon Center's Michael Goldman said two eagles were fighting last week, most likely over territory, when they landed on a storm drain on Curry Ford Road near Goldenrod Road.

    When one of the eagles flew away, the female eagle fell into the drain.

    The eagle's caregivers said that due to its puncture wounds, the animal had accumulated fluid around its heart and lung. The eagle was also being treated for possible organ failure.

     

     

     

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