Injured bald eagle that was stuck in Florida storm drain dies

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ORLANDO — The bald eagle that was rescued after being stuck in a storm drain last week has died.

The eagle, whose health began to take a turn for the worse on Monday, passed away Tuesday, according to WFTV. The eagle’s caregivers said its death was due to puncture wounds and fluid that had accumulated around its heart and lung.

On Nov. 10, two birds, one on top of the other, were at the side of a road, video and photos from the scene initially showed.

The bird on top was trying to protect the other bird, which got stuck. An expert later told reporters the birds may have been fighting over territory.

About 6 p.m. Thursday, rescuers approached the birds, video from the scene showed. One of the birds flew away at that time.

About 20 minutes later, the other bird was pulled from the drain.