Thursday, March 31, 2016

Minnesota: State trooper uses his jacket to catch injured bald eagle hit by car

MINNESOTA -- Most Minnesota State Troopers will tell you their jobs can be unpredictable, and that every day can bring something they haven't seen before.

That certainly would be the case in Eagan Sunday, when a trooper spotted an injured bald eagle that had been struck and injured by a vehicle.


The bird was spotted on the shoulder of Interstate 494 near Pilot Knob Road in Eagan. The trooper approached, used his coat to cover and calm the eagle, and placed it in the back of his patrol car.

From there the eagle was transported to the U of M Raptor Center.


X-rays reveal no broken bones but it is believed the bird did suffer some internal injuries. At this point Raptor Center officials are optimistic that the eagle will make a full recovery.


Faribault Veterinary Clinic posted some photos and updates about the eagle.

(KARE - March 21, 2016)

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