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Eaglet hatches from egg on live Florida web cam

Posted at 6:46 AM, Dec 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-24 06:48:24-05

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - A live web cam showed a bald eaglet in Florida pecking its way out of its egg to the delight of thousands of viewers.

The eaglet worked its way out of the shell at 11:26 am Sunday while its mother looked on in the nest. Southwest Florida Eagle Cam captured the moment. A second egg is also in the nest.

Within hours, the eaglet's father arrived at the nest with fresh food and the pair fed the newborn its first bite as several thousand people looked on.

More than 226,000 people follow the eagles on Facebook .

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