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She spent two days looking for the two birds that came down with the nest after a tornado hit.

Wobig, who is part of Tidewater Wildlife Rescue, said she easily found and retrieved an eagle on her first day of searching, on a dock of a tree on which the nest tree had overturned.

“Initially, I thought the other eagle might have been trapped in the nest in a part of the tree that ended up underwater,” she said.

But she didn’t give up on the search, and on a second day of the search, she came across the second young bird. Even injured, the eagle struggled to escape Wobig, though she was eventually able to put a towel over the bird’s head to calm him down.

Wobig said that because many eagle rescues don’t end well, it’s important that animal rescuers like her are there when they do.

Clark, who, along with medical staff at the Wildlife Center of Virginia, has been a strong supporter of replacing lead ammunition with hunters, noted that the two birds rescued by Wobig had lead poisoning.

Sadly, one died and injuries were sustained during the fall, while the other was successfully treated for injuries and with chelation therapy, for lead poisoning. WCV medical staff said it was likely the parents of the young eagles were feeding them carrion or fish with traces of lead from fishing gear.

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