Bald eagle entangled in wire rescued from tree by Lakeland fire officials

Published On: May 14 2014 02:36:16 PM EDT
Updated On: May 14 2014 02:40:12 PM EDT
LAKELAND, Fla. -

Lakeland Fire Department rescued an American bald eagle that was entangled in wire and trapped in a pine tree on Wednesday morning.

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Fire officials say the eagle tangled its left wing in a wire-like material that was attached to the tree early Wednesday morning on Cheverly Drive West.

Crew members climbed the pine tree and were able to successfully cut the eagle loose and retrieve the eagle using a fishing net.

The eagle, which is often seen perching on trees near and around the lake at the center of the community, will be rehabilitated by Fish and Wildlife Commission officials before being released back into the wild.

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