Injured Bald Eagle Ends Up in Risky Spot

California troopers rescue bird from highway
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2020 2:12 PM CDT
Bald Eagle Saved From Risky Spot
The injured bird had to be coaxed to the shoulder of I-5 in California before being rescued.   (California Highway Patrol)

It's not your typical interstate sight: a bald eagle, walking in the road and blocking traffic. Alarmed drivers on California's Interstate 5 called it in to the California Highway Patrol in Redding, and troopers rescued the bird Wednesday, reports Fox News. When they first arrived, troopers had to coax the eagle from a driving lane onto the shoulder, and a wildlife official eventually arrived to take things from there, per KCRA. The eagle is an adult male, per a post from the state Fish and Wildlife department. No word yet what's ailing the eagle, which is apparently unable to fly, but the bird is recuperating at a raptor rescue facility. "A whole lot of people are wishing the big fella gets well soon," says the state post. (Read more bald eagle stories.)

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