FWC: Sick, juvenile bald eagle rescued in Florida

By: WFTV Web Staff


ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. - Biologists with the Florida Fish Wildlife Conservation Commission rescued a sick, juvenile bald eagle. 

The eagle was found at a waste facility in Alachua County. 

The eagle is believed to have been poisoned by something that it ate, biologists said. 

Photos: Sick, injured bald eagle rescued in Alachua County

Biologists Anni Mitchell and Sarah Helm captured the eagle using a net and transferred it to the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, which took it to the animal clinic for treatment. 

The eagle will be rehabbed at the Eye of the Eagle Wildlife Sanctuary

FWC said a juvenile bald eagle is mostly dark brown with dark brown eyes, and it can have a gray or black bill and white patches or spots on its tail and belly and under its wings.

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