Bald eagle rescued from Orlando storm drain dies

Posted at 12:06 PM, Nov 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-15 12:23:41-05
A bald eagle rescued from an Orlando storm drain last week has died.
It was originally being cared for at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, but was moved to Winter Park Veterinary Hospital after taking a turn for the worse on Monday.
Staff said the eagle passed away on Tuesday morning.
The eagle was one of two trapped for more than an hour in the area of Curry Ford Road near Goldenrod Road on Thursday.
When crews arrived to the scene, they were able to free one of the eagles.  It flew away.
The second eagle fell down into the storm drain and was pulled out a short time later.
Experts estimated the eagle was about five years old.
It most likely was injured during a fight over territory.  The eagle had puncture wounds, a cracked beak and fluid around its heart and lung.