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SWFL Eagle Cam opens eyes to proper fishing material disposal

After E23 has a hook caught in its mouth
SWFL Eagle Cam brings awareness to proper fishing material disposal
Posted at 3:39 PM, Jan 14, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-16 16:47:38-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Southwest Florida Eagle Cam posted this video on its Facebook Sunday morning.

They say after the eagles enjoyed a fish breakfast, the newest member of the group, E23, was showing signs of distress.

SWFL Eagle Cam adds that when F23, the dad, returns you can see him freeing the hook from E23's mouth.

This sparked a response from the Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) saying they have seen an increase in fishing material-related injuries and are asking the public to make sure they properly
dispose of these materials.