Injured bald eagle rescued from Florida road


CLEARWATER, FL (WFLA) — Clearwater Police and Clearwater Fire & Rescue were on scene of an injured bald eagle that was perched in the middle of Countryside Boulevard adjacent to Westfield Countryside Mall Wednesday morning.

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It appeared the eagle had been struck by a car while trying to feed on or grab a dead animal in the road, police say.

Police and firefighters blocked off two lanes of northbound Countryside Boulevard, keeping traffic away from the injured bird.

The eagle then hopped off the side of the road, where it later was captured by a wildlife rescue specialist with help from police officers and firefighters.

It will be cared for by Owl’s Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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