PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- The bald eagle is fiesty and now strong enough to be live once again in the wild. It's suspected he has a nest here near State Road 31 in Punta Gorda.
This is where Saturday, Jim and Lori Falk discovered the injured eagle on the ground. They filmed a video to document the experience. Jim even helped the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission carefully lift the bird off the street.
Together, they drove the eagle to the Peace River Wildlife Center for Rehabilitation.
Vet Robin Jenkins suspects he got clipped by a car. "He came in stressed, gasping for air, limp, lethargic, and out of it. We gave him fluids and some anti-inflammatory medications."
The couple shot this video Sunday when they went to the hospital to visit their feathered friend.
Jim Falk said, "It is really the story for start to finish. I mean we thought he wouldn't make it and to see it recover in a short time is very fulfilling."
Monday the bald eagle got the ok to return home-just in time for mating season.
Jenkins said, " He is probably looking for a Mrs. eagle right now and getting ready to build a nest and start that happy business."
Lori Falk said, "I am so happy he is back home and he looks so well."