Dick Pritchett

Published: Apr 08, 2013 4:24 PM EDT
Updated: Apr 08, 2013 4:26 PM EDT

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.- The SWFL Eagle Cam, located at Dick Pritchett Real Estate, will be down for the remainder of the season, following a lightning strike last week. Video from the Eagle Cam has been viewed more than 16 million times. 

Camera operators speculate it was hit late Thursday evening by lightning, and have not been able to recover connectivity since. They say once the eagle family, including a mother, father and two eaglets, relocates for the summer months, they will safely fix the camera and prepare for season two.

(Photo courtesy Dick Pritchett)