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Injured eaglet recovering after 60 foot fall

Posted May 18, 2014

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— A baby bald eagle is recovering after falling 60 feet from its nest near Jordan Lake.

The eaglet is receiving treatment for dehydration and a foot injury at the Carolina Raptor Center in Mecklenburg County.

The eaglet and its sibling, who died in the fall, were superstars in the Triangle. Many watched their nest through a webcam since their birth.

The Carolina Raptor Center has set up a website for the public to check on the eaglet's medical health and donate to help with medical costs.

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  • Forthe Newssite May 19, 2014
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    "Bald eagle populations severely declined in the lower 48 states between 1870 and 1970 because of hunting, habitat loss and the use of DDT."

    Nature didn't do ANY of that HUMANS did it all!

  • Forthe Newssite May 19, 2014
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    I think you're wrong but that's OK we're all entitled to differing opinions. As I said, IF nature had been allowed to take her course since we started inhabiting the country that would be one thing; but since it WASN'T allowed to do that due to OUR greed then we need to help now. It hasn't been that long ago that the bald eagle WAS on the endangered list. Thanks to OUR efforts it was removed in 2007....so by your standards we should have just sat back and allowed the eagle, and any other endangered (thanks to humans) animal to die off......sad thought process

  • Imma Annoid May 19, 2014
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    Nature needs to be allowed to take its course. The eagle should have been left alone.

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    The bald eagle is not endangered or even close to it.

  • Forthe Newssite May 19, 2014
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    IF we had realized that centuries ago we would NOT have to be doing anything, but humans took it upon themselves to darn near cause the extinction of so many, and to completely cause it for others so we have to help fix something WE CAUSED!!! That's when

  • "Screen Name-8/20" May 19, 2014

    Prayers for the survivor to live and flourish, and for its parents facing loss as great as any human does who loses a child.

  • "Screen Name-8/20" May 19, 2014

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    Even WE are a part of Nature, you know. We like to think we are above it all, but we REALLY are not. We are just, often times, the worst part of Nature.

  • "Screen Name-8/20" May 19, 2014

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    I agree with you!!!
    Humans interfere so much with Nature, perhaps when we assist Nature in some way, even in small ways, then we are righting some of the wrongs some of us have done to Nature.
    But then we too, are a part of Nature, are we not? And we've seen on Youtube how some animals help others. I saw one recently where a hippos helped get a wee gnu away from the jaws of a croc, and then another hippo helped get the injured gnu to shore to safety. So who knows.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZ_aeCcH8jI

  • cpdtg May 19, 2014

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    good for you

  • 50s Child May 19, 2014

    Perhaps it was part of Nature's course that someone found and rescued the bird.

    I doubt I got in Nature's way as I fed the songbirds during this past brutal winter. If I did, she has yet to let me know. Meanwhile they still follow me around the property yelling for cornbread.

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