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Hopkins PD saves America: Officers rescue injured bald eagle found by road

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Hopkins police officers scrambled to save a particularly majestic citizen Wednesday morning – a stricken bald eagle.

Officers were called to Highway 7 around 7:30 a.m. after the eagle had been struck by a vehicle, and was left injured on the road.

 (Photo: Hopkins PD, Facebook)

(Photo: Hopkins PD, Facebook)

A police spokesman told BringMeTheNews that some eagle-eyed (sorry) motorists spotted the bird and moved it to the side of the roadway.

 (Photo: Hopkins PD, Facebook)

(Photo: Hopkins PD, Facebook)

As you can see from the pictures, which were posted on the Hopkins PD Facebook page, the eagle was in quite a mood, with one of the motorists getting a minor peck wound from its beak in the process of moving it.

Once police arrived, they were able to contain the eagle in a kennel crate – complete with what appears to be a Spongebob SquarePants blanket – and took it to the local station, where the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources was called.

The bird will be treated for its injuries – which include a possible broken wing – at the University of Minnesota's Raptor Center.

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