Two bald eagles found themselves stuck in a storm drain on the side of a highway in Orange County, Florida. Officials, along with Florida Fish and Wildlife, rushed to the scene to help the poor birds. During the rescue, one of the eagles was able to fly away, causing the other one to sink deeper into the drain.
They were finally able to free the second bird, but she was badly injured with puncture wounds, so they rushed her to the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey. They treated the bird for her injuries and she is expected to make a full recovery. She will stay at the center for a few weeks where she will be monitored, and then she’ll be released back into the wild.
It’s believed that the two birds were fighting over territory in the middle of their nesting season. The dominant bird is the one who flew away. It costs the Center about $3,000 to fully rehabilitate a bald eagle. If you’re interested in donating to the animal’s rehabilitation, click here to learn more.
Watch the rescue in the video below: