An eagle's nest perched in a precarious tree along North Douglas Highway is the focus of a tangle of biological interest, government regulations and local concern. In mid-July a mudslide near False Outer Point washed out the hillside supporting a tree that held the nest of seven eaglets. The eaglets were taken to repopulate eagles on an island off the California coast, which ruffled some of the birds' human neighbors. Meanwhile, the partly uprooted nest tree, covered by eagle-habitat protection laws, cannot be removed, creating a potential danger to passing motorists.
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