Bald Eagle Rescued After Being Hit By Car

 During the winter food can become scarce for lots of wildlife. For birds of prey, many will revert to eating roadkill along roads and highways during this time. In Oregon this week, a male bald eagle was reportedly feeding on such a meal near highway I-84 when he was hit by a car.

A rescue team quickly responded and shut down at least two lanes of westbound traffic on the highway in order to save the protected eagle. Other people in passing cars began to comment on Twitter about the injured bird.

According to Oregon Department of Transportation spokesman Don Hamilton, Multnomah County Animal Control transported the bald eagle to the Audubon Society of Portland for evaluation after being rescued. The I-84 traffic was disrupted for no more than 20 minutes.

According to a tweet from the local TV station KATU News on an update concerning the injured bird's condition, "He has a broken leg and injuries to both feet after being hit by car. He's been stabilized and X-rayed."

Thanks to all those who went out of their way that day to save the life of a majestic bird that is the symbol of freedom to Americans. Without their help it would have been a tragic outcome for the injured eagle.


Responses to " Heroes Rescue Wounded Bald Eagle From Certain Death"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Why do people try to sneak up on animals. They know you are there, do it quickly and get it over with. jeez

  2. pilvikki says:

    try again:

    maybe they don't want to alarm it any more?
    still, what baffles me is the woman with her bare arms/face and a cotton shirt gets to pick up the distressed bird... not the guys wearing all the safety gear....
    still, n/m, the bird's saved and nobody got hurt.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Because when ever firefighters are toned out, we ALWAYS wear our bunkers. Required when on a call. The women was not from the fire dept. So her requirements are different. She appears to be from fish and game and she may have a lot of experience dealing with injured animals, thereby knowing how to approach an injured one so as to not stress the animal causing further harm and injuries. Hope this answers your questions. Our Native people revere the bald eagle. It is sacred and to take such care to save one is amazing.

  4. Lell says:

    What a stunning bird, hope it gets treatment and is able to be released again.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for rescuing this magnificent bird. Thank you for sharing White Wolf. These videos makes me regain my lost belief on humanity..

  6. Anonymous says:

    She undoubtedly is from Audobon Society or Wildlife Fish & Game as noted by the 3rd comment @ 15:55, Glad the bird is getting professional care & hope he recovers nicely. Job well done to all.

  7. Tanja says:

    Wonderful. I am so happy for the bird.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful job, people and authorities of Oregon. Hope the bird is rehabilitated and released quickly.
    Bill C. of Minnesota

  9. Unknown says:

    Great rescue guys!

  10. Unknown says:

    Awesome rescue guys n girls from Perth Australia.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Thank you <3

  12. Carole says:

    Brilliant, thank you for showing the best side of humanity. Please come & save our protected badgers that are being killed to appease our farmers!!

  13. Spurwing Plover says:

    This is great news someone dose indeed care for americas national emblem the symbol of a free america and its ciitzens

  14. Lillia says:

    Thank you for saving this magnificent beautiful eagle.

  15. Anonymous says:

    A million thanks and respect for all those who helped to save this magnificent eagle! Had it not been rescued it would have surely been killed by other vehicles. Hopefully it will heal to the point where it can be released.

  16. Sandy says:

    Thanks be to God that there are still so many good people on earth. I love all the wonderful animals on earth. So happy to see that they saved this great beautiful bird. The bible says "we will soar like eagles" and I can't wait to fly with one in heaven. Praying for full recovery for him.

  17. Great save for a magnificent eagle.

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