JIM DAMASKE | Times
Dr. Don Woodman, a veterinarian at Animal Hospital of Northwood in Safety Harbor, uses a tool to smooth the beak of a bald eagle named Wish, being held by Barb Walker, of Clearwater Audubon, at Moccasin Lake Nature Park in Clearwater. The eagle is one of two formerly injured and unreleasable eagles in captivity and on display at the nature park. Woodman also gave both eagles vaccines and beak and talon maintenance Wednesday afternoon. Walker says that in captivity the eagles don't have the various tree branches and textures that they use in the wild to shape their beaks on their own. If the beak gets overgrown it can crack and the tip can break off.