Luckily, early this morning, when the eyas stood up, viewers of the live cam could see that she was no longer dragging the bag around. It isn’t clear how she got free of the nasty plastic, but we’re all extremely relieved that all is well again in the nest. Read more here.
We’ve all been worried about the tenacious plastic bag whose looped handle has been tightly wound around baby hawk Scout’s ankle for days now. Rescue plans were being reluctantly discussed, but the inaccessibility of the nest would make any attempt to help Scout very difficult and dangerous.