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Injured eagle rescued from rural Wisconsin road

By Ben Hooper
An injured bald eagle is rescued from a Wisconsin road. Screenshot: Wisconsin Department of Transportation/Facebook
An injured bald eagle is rescued from a Wisconsin road. Screenshot: Wisconsin Department of Transportation/Facebook

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DURAND, Wis., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation shared video of the rescue of an injured eagle found struggling on a stretch of road.

The department said in a Facebook post a Wisconsin State Patrol trooper and a Pepin County Sheriff's Deputy responded to the scene on U.S. 10 on Sept. 30 when an injured eagle was reported in the road.

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The deputy and trooper were able to keep the bird of prey clear from the road before a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist arrived and safely captured it.

The bird was taken to the Eagle Center in Wabasha, Minn., for treatment.

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