E8 returned to nest, reunited with family

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Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife

SANIBEL, Fla.- After three days at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), E8 was returned to his nest in North Fort Myers.

The eagled was rescued earlier this week after viewers of the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam noticed a fishing line was wrapped around its leg.

Staff at CROW said E8 was very vocal, alert and has an incredible appetite. He put on some weight and his once-injured foot now looks great.

“I’m very happy that he is back in the nest. I was concerned about it,” said Catherine Donohue. “It’s amazing somebody came out and saved it.”

Catherine Donohue’s son, Rick Donohue lives in California, and made his first visit to the famed bald eagles’ nest on Friday.

“It’s like a little community of eagle watchers, that’s kinda neat,” said Rick Donohue, adding that he is amazed at how much love and support the eagle family gets from the Southwest Florida community. “What a wonderful story, the way that you get to watch them on the cam is a great community story. It’s a lot of fun.”




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