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Crews Rescue Eagles Stuck In Storm Drain

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Posted at 5:12 PM, Nov 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-10 18:30:03-05

Crews have blocked part of an Orlando road in order to save two eagles that became stuck in a storm drain along the road.

Pictures of the birds stuck in the drain show one bird with its wings spread out over the other.

According to reports out of Orlando, authorities originally thought the one with it's wings spread may be protecting the other which could be its mate.

Yet, after the rescue wildlife officials said it was exactly the opposite. The two eagles were fighting over territory. 

 

 

She said when eagles fight they often take the other bird down and continue to fight even on the ground, explaining why they may have gotten stuck in the drain.

Fire and rescue crews directed traffic and pulled the storm drain lid off in order to get to the birds.

Reports also state that Florida Fish and Wildlife crews also responded to help free them. A large crowd surrounded the rescue efforts.

The American bald eagle is the national bird and animal of the U.S. and is a federally protected bird.

Watch the rescue below: