LEE COUNTY, Fla. (UPDATE)- Officials at CROW are reporting that E8 has been quiet, alert and responsive the last couple of days.
E8 has not regurgitated any food and was fed soft pieces of rat on Tuesday. E8 was observed to be hock sitting and for the remainder of the time is in the pone position (laying flat with the chest down and back up) and has been moved to a larger enclosure to encourage movement.
Although positive signs, E8 is still receiving pain medication and remains in critical and guarded condition.
LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Veterinarians are closely watching an injured juvenile eagle that was found injured Friday after going missing from a popular nest webcam last week.
Friday, E8 was discovered injured near the nest and brought to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) in Sanibel.
Officials at CROW say the eagle arrived thin, dehydrated and very weak, and had a right leg femur fracture that will require surgery this weekend.
E8 is currently in critical condition and will remain on strict cage rest.
The prognosis is guarded and CROW veterinarians will have more information after surgery is complete to repair the broken femur.