Golden eagle rescued after car wreck in Colorado

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials rescued a golden eagle found after a car crash.

CPW officials said officer Ben Meier spotted the female eagle near a wreck along US 24 in southeastern Colorado on Wednesday.

The giant bird appeared to be quite a handful but Meier managed to bring it in for evaluation.

CPW officials later said the eagle was rescued “from [a] car wreck” in the “driving rain.”

We contacted officials to ask whether the bird had been in the vehicle, or was hit by a vehicle, or was injured in some other way.

“Ben suspected it was involved in the wreck but there was no witness,” officials said.

The eagle was sent to a raptor rehab center in Pueblo, CPW officials said.

 

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