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Injured juvenile eagle believed to be E8 taken to CROW

By Staff | May 13, 2016

SANIBEL – A juvenile American bald eagle was found injured near the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam earlier today and brought to CROW Clinic.

After photo identification and other factors such as location and condition of the eagle, it is strongly believed to be E8.

According to the CROW staff, the eagle arrived thin, dehydrated and very weak. Radiographs showed a right leg femur fracture that will require surgery this weekend.

E8 is currently in critical condition and will remain on strict cage rest, staff said. The prognosis is guarded and CROW veterinarians will have more information after surgery is complete to repair the broken femur.