Florida Highway Patrol trooper heroically rescues bald eagle

rumblestaffPublished: October 24, 2016Updated: October 25, 201677,592 views
Published: October 24, 2016Updated: October 25, 2016

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper rescued an American bald eagle who flew into a vehicle while driving on the state highway. According to FHP Sgt. Kim Montes, the adult male eagle hit the windshield of a Jeep Cherokee on Florida's Turnpike during the early morning hours, and soon had help on the way.

When Florida Highway trooper Julio Velez arrived at the scene, the officer carefully approached the stunned eagle, and proceeded to then but the bird into the back of his patrol car while waiting for wildlife officials to arrive. It's certainly a sight to see!

According to reports, the eagle suffered no broken or fractured bones from the incident and managed to recover at the Birds Of Prey Center in Maitland, Florida. Credit to 'Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles'.

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