Injured bald eagle freed from storm drain dies


ORLANDO, FL (AP) — A bald eagle rescued from a storm drain in central Florida has died.

The Audubon Center for Birds of Prey said on its Facebook page that the eagle died Monday night at a veterinary hospital.

The eagle had fluid around her heart or air in her abdomen, indicating other injuries. She was rescued last week from a storm drain where she had gotten stuck with another eagle, which eventually managed to fly away.

According to wildlife experts, the two eagles fell to the ground during a territory fight, and got stuck in the drain.

“It’s a territory fight, the eagles fight all the time, it’s probably female. I didn’t see yet but it doesn’t really matter, males females, they all fight,” said Dianna Flynt with the Audubon Center For Birds Of Prey.

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