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TWRA investigates land clearing company which knocked down tree with baby eaglets

TWRA Photo of Eagles Nest in Nashville
TWRA Photo of Eagles Nest in Nashville
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.--The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is investigating a land clearing company which knocked down a bald eagle's nest, leaving the baby eaglets on the ground and vulnerable.

TWRA Region 2-District 21 Sergeant Kaleb Stratton tells FOX 17 News the agency is investigating the company and could potentially face federal charges. Sgt. Stratton says the incident took place on a property located at the corner of West Trinity Lane and Buena Vista Pike.

The company allegedly knocked down the tree with a track hoe four days ago for a land development clearing. In the process, the nest was completely destroyed and the baby eagles left on the ground in a vulnerable position.

Thankfully, Sgt. Stratton says the adult eagles are in the area working to protect their young. TWRA is assisting by blocking off the area. It is believed the eaglets will be okay but TWRA continues to monitor them.

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