A bald eagle that was apparently struck by a vehicle on a Wisconsin road was rescued Friday and taken to the National Eagle Center in Wabasha for care.

About 9 a.m., a Pepin County sheriff’s deputy and a Wisconsin State Patrol trooper responded to a report of an injured eagle on Hwy. 10 east of County Road BB near Durand, Wis. When they arrived, they found the eagle lying in the middle of the road.

It was moved to the road’s shoulder without further injury, according to a news release from the state Department of Transportation.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources was notified. A wildlife biologist was sent to the scene to capture the eagle and took it to the center on the other side of the Mississippi River.


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