The Lowcountry is known for its wildlife.
Alligators, snakes, coastal birds and sharks are prevalent here as well as bald eagles.
“Eagles are fairly common around here,” said Tony Mills, local master naturalist and host of “Coastal Kingdom” on the Beaufort County Channel. “I think we really do take them for granted.”
Mills and his group are in the right place to render aid.
In the nature show’s latest episode, which aired on Sunday, he helps a juvenile bald eagle that had fallen out of its nest.
The eagle, which was only a few weeks old when the segment was shot last year, had gotten tangled in Spanish moss before falling about 80-feet to the ground.
With help from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, The Center for Birds of Prey of Awendaw, S.C. and the Bluffton Township Fire District, Mills was able to get the young raptor to safety.
The Bluffton Township Fire District was a major help.
Firefighters brought thean aerial truck so Mills and his camera crew could return the bird to its nest.
Bald eagles enjoy eating food like fish, rodents and other small animals.
You will often see them nesting at the top of oak and pine trees.
They were at one point on the endangered species list, but where taken off in 1995.
The award-winning nature show is an educational show highlighting animals that can be found here in the Lowcountry.
If you are interested in watching the full episode of “Coastal Kingdom,” check out at coastalkingdom.com.
Delayna Earley: 843-706-8151