Bald eagle rescued after being hit by car on Oregon interstate

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by Jeff Thompson, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on February 21, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Updated Thursday, Feb 21 at 8:16 AM

PORTLAND, Oregon -- Crews rescued a bald eagle that had been struck by a car on Interstate 84 Wednesday, fire officials said.

Some drivers flagged down a fire truck on I-84, near Northeast 102nd Avenue, to alert firefighters that the injured bird was lying on the shoulder, according to Lt. Rich Chatman of Portland Fire & Rescue.

Traffic was stopped for the rescue.

Chatman said animal control officers picked up the bird, a male bald eagle with an 8-foot wingspan, and took it to the Audubon Society for evaluation.

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Photo courtesy of Brad Martin, Portland Fire & Rescue Station No. 3

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