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NAPLES (CBSMiami/AP) – A pair of Florida eaglets are being cared for at a wildlife hospital in Naples after being ejected from their nest shortly after their father’s death.

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The two bald eagles hatched on Marco Island to parents Paleo and Calusa.

But Paleo, the male, died in late February when he flew into a power line and was electrocuted.


Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation Communications Director Linda Turner tells the Naples Daily News that shortly thereafter, a “rogue adult male” showed up and ejected the hatchlings from the nest in early March.

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They were about ten weeks old.

They’re now at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s von Arx Wildlife Hospital where they’re sticking close together in a flight enclosure. Director Joanna Fitzgerald says they’re being kept as wild as possible and could be ready for release in a month.

Meantime, Calusa, the female and a new male have been spending a lot of time together in and around the nest, according to a  Marco Island Nature Preserve & Bird Sanctuary Facebook post.

It’s believed the male could end up her new mate.

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