This previous weekend, a man in Clay County, Florida was driving on the thruway, when all of a sudden two outsiders drove up to him, frantically waving for him to stop. He pulled over his auto, and the wide-eyed couple told him to look at the front of his car. When he saw what was held up in the grille, he completely understood why he’d been stopped… It turns out, there was a bald eagle with his head sticking out!
Mother Billi West was one of the people in this story who flagged the man down when she saw the eagle stuck on his car. “This man turned before Zach and I– and we pulled him over. Sliced before autos to stop him and deferred him down.” she wrote in a Facebook post. “He had no idea he hit a bald eagle on 17.”
Thanks to Billi as well as team of deputies and firefighter’s, the bird was rescued and is in good condition… Although it wasn’t easy to get the poor creature out of there! Check out photos of the rescue:
“A citizen had a bald eagle fly in front of his vehicle and the bird became lodged in the grille of the vehicle.” wrote the Clay County Sheriff’s Office in a Facebook post.”Clay County Sherriff’s Office and Clay Fire Rescue personnel responded and rescued the eagle from the grille. The bird is alive and was turned over to the B.E.A.KS. Wildlife Sanctuary. Great job by all involved.”
Billi said that the bird is doing “great and will be released.”
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