- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

WANDO, S.C. (AP) - State wildlife officials are investigating whether an osprey nest with eggs in it has been removed from a utility pole northeast of Charleston.

Area media outlets report that the nest was removed late last week as part of work to build a new bridge on state Highway 41 over the Wando River.

A spokesman for South Carolina Electric & Gas said there were no eggs in the nest.

The Department of Natural Resources is investigating.

Disturbing an osprey nest that has eggs can mean a $15,000 fine.

Jim Elliott of The Center for Birds of Prey in nearby Awendaw said nearby residents called him concerned about the nest.

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