It’s a good thing that these two kids found the bald eagle when they did. Dehydrated and snared by a fish hook, he was in pretty bad shape.
It’s not often that you see a bald eagle, especially one in distress. Two unnamed kids in Pasco county took immediate action when they found this bald eagle hurt and tied, and it might have saved his life.
The eagle was injured, with a fish hook stuck in this beak and fishing line around his wing. The line was preventing him from flying, the hook was preventing him from eating, but that isn’t all. The bird was also underweight and dehydrated, probably due to these injuries.
The Pasco County Fire Rescue immediately called the Owl’s Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife in Odessa, Florida. This nearby sanctuary acted with haste, coming to the rescue. Carefully, they removed the hook and untangled the eagle.
After, he was on his way to rest at the sanctuary, where his wounds could be monitored in case further veterinary care was needed. Once the eagle has sufficiently healed, he’ll be sent to the Bush Gardens for further treatment.
Part of this treatment could mean eventually being released back into the wild. Who knows what might have happened to him if not for these heroic kids and their quick thinking.