Good Samaritans Rescue Injured Bald Eagle on Route 9

A couple of good Samaritans came to the rescue of an eagle on Route 9 in Berlin Thursday.

Merle Mckenzie told NBC Connecticut he was driving on Route 9 north in Berlin Thursday afternoon when he spotted an injured bald eagle. Mckenzie said the bird had been hit by a car.

The bird was dazed and appeared to need help. With help from a woman who stopped, Mckenzie wrapped the bird in a towel and put it in a cage to take it to a local animal hospital.

Mckenzie said they took the bird to the Kensington Bird And Animal Hospital. The experts there examined the bird and determined it had no broken bones, just a scratch on the eye. The hospital plans to reach out to a rehabilitator to help the bird get back into the wild.

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