Eaglet snagged on fishing line raises concern

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Posted: May 17, 2011 7:10 PM PT

Last Updated: May 17, 2011 9:17 PM PT

Despite the smeared lens, the snagged eaglet can still be seen on the right-hand side of the nest. Despite the smeared lens, the snagged eaglet can still be seen on the right-hand side of the nest. (Hancock Wildlife Foundation)

The bird is in a nest with two other young eagles, all born about one month ago in a nest observed by a treetop webcam near Sidney, B.C., north of Victoria.

The eaglet that is causing concern — named Donald by local schoolchildren monitoring the webcam — seems to have a leg tied to the side of the nest by some fishing line.

An online forum is flooded with posts from concerned viewers.

"Why let some eaglet die if we can intervene," said one viewer who regularly watches the webcam from Indiana.

Read the rest of the story here:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2011/05/17/bc-eagle-nest-fighing-line.html

 

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