Bald Eagle Rescued In Lakeland

The Lakeland Fire Department responded to a unique call for help to rescue an American Bald Eagle that had become entangled in wire and trapped in a pine tree behind 3902 Cheverly Drive West, in Lakeland on Wednesday morning.

The bald eagle, who homeowners say is a resident, is often seen perching on trees near and around the lake at the center of the community.

The eagle tangled its left wing in a wire-like material that was attached to the tree. The tree hangs over the water of the lake bank it sits on. The specific material of the wire the eagle was caught in is unconfirmed; however it was not fishing line.

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