Ozzie the bald eagle dies from recent injuries

Posted at 1:41 PM, Sep 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-30 13:41:48-04

Officials at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife has announced that Ozzie the Eagle passed away Tuesday night due to complications from recent injuries.

"It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ozzie, the bald eagle, co-star of the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam," says staff in a press release.

Ozzie was brought to CROW for a second time on Sunday, September 27, after he was found weak and injured in a North Fort Myers backyard. He arrived at CROW late at night in critical condition, unable to stand and fighting septicemia (a bacterial blood infection).

Doctors say it is highly likely these injuries were sustained from a fight with another bald eagle near the nest that was documented on the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam Facebook page . It was also reported that he had been entangled in barbwire.

Ozzie and his mate, Harriet, were stars of the Florida Eagle Cam , drawing viewers from around the world.

People are leaving their condolences for Ozzie on this page: