Tangled eaglet triggers pleas for help

Wildlife News

 Webcam drama ends happily


The smallest of three bald eagle chicks in a Sidney nest equipped with a webcam got tangled in wire Thursday evening, prompting some of those watching the drama to issue a plea for help.

The chick was able to free itself, to the relief of the Internet audience.

The entanglement occurred less than two weeks after a chick at a nest on Hornby Island, which is also wired with a webcam, died after getting caught in the mother's feathers.

There's nothing anyone can legally do when the bald eagle chicks appear to be in peril, said David Hancock, whose Hancock Wildlife Foundation operates the cameras.

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