ORLANDO, Fla. --Officials were able to rescue two bald eagles from a storm drain after hours of distress in Orange County, Florida, on Thursday.
During the rescue operation, the first eagle managed to fly away, while the other sunk deeper into the drain, WFTV reports.
The second bird was eventually freed, but was badly injured. It was taken to the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, where it was expected to recover.
Officials said it would take a few weeks before the eagle makes a full recovery and is released into the wild.
Florida Fish and Wildlife assisted in the rescue, which captured the attention of the internet.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.