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Park Rangers rescue Bald Eagle

August 1st, 2017 by WCBC Radio

The Baltimore Sun reports two Department of Natural Resources officers and a park ranger on Monday rescued an injured bald eagle that had been hit by a vehicle while attempting to fly.

Officers Cory Garver and Martin Keatzel got a call at 4 p.m. from a construction crew that a bald eagle feeding on a dead rabbit on Westbound I-68 near the Washington/Allegany county border had been hit while mid-take off.

It’s unknown what type of vehicle hit the bird or how fast it was moving, but the road speed limit is 70 mph, Garver said.

The eight-pound eagle had a mangled right wing and was unable to fly but was in a wooded area when Garver and Keatzel arrived at about 4:30 p.m. The bird was moving fine aside from its mangled right wing, which drooped down, but it wasn’t bloody or clearly hurt, officials said.

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