Eagle Cam Eaglet Euthanized 06 May 14

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says an injured eaglet seen struggling on the agency’s popular “Eagle Cam” has been euthanized. The DNR initially said it would not interfere with the nest, but then changed its approach. The eaglet had a serious injury in its elbow joint, as well as an infection, and wildlife experts says that it’s condition made it impossible for the bird to survive in the wild. Even if kept in captivity, the bird would have been in discomfort. This is the second year of the Eagle Cam, which features a nesting pair of bald eagles live on the Internet on the DNR’s website.