A juvenile bald eagle rescued and rehabilitated by Wildlife Inc. of Bradenton Beach after the bird was struck by a car in east Bradenton was released Nov. 17. The bird was released at the Mixon Fruit Farm in east Bradenton, where Wildlife Inc., operated by Ed and Gail Straight, run a wildlife education center. Islander Photos: Courtesy Gail Straight
The release of the juvenile eagle was a success. But the Wildlife Inc. crew on the ground suffered a scare when a mature bald eagle attempted to scare off the younger bird. “Luckily the adult only scared our juvenile out of his space and the dispute ended without physical contact,” Gail Straight of Wildlife Inc. said.