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Maryland wildlife officials rescue injured bald eagle

Natural Resources Police said the eagle had been hit by a car.

FEDERALSBURG, Md. — Maryland Natural Resources Police officers rescued a bald eagle that was hit by a car in Federalsburg, Maryland, over the weekend

Acting Lieutenant Tyler and Officer First Class Ryan responded to the the area where it happened to help the injured bird, Maryland Natural Resources Police said.

After safely securing the eagle, the officers worked to transfer it to a volunteer rescuer named Donna Cole. Cole then took the bird to the Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research in Delaware.

The Maryland Natural Resources Police said the eagle should make a full recovery before being released back into the wild.

The officers said they were thankful that a good Samaritan saw the bird and contacted them for help. They remind people that if you see injured wildlife, call 1-877-463-6497 for assistance.

Credit: Maryland Natural Resources Police

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