Bald eagle hit by car on Portland highway

Credit: Photo courtesy of Portland Fire & Rescue Station No. 3

Bald eagle hit by car on Portland highway

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by Jeff Thompson, KGW.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 20 at 7:01 PM

PORTLAND -- Traffic was stopped on Interstate 84 westbound Wednesday afternoon as crews rescued a bald eagle that had been struck by a car, 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.

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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