When a bald eagle was struck by a car in Clearwater, Florida, helpful motorists stood guard over the injured eagle and protected her until help arrived.
Authorities believe that the bird was probably feeding on some roadkill when it was hit when the powerful bird found itself stranded when it was unable to fly away.
Police officers surrounded the injured eagle and did everything they could to make sure that the bird would one day fly again.
In the 1950’s bald eagles faced extinction because of the negligent use of pesticides. At that time it was feared that the very symbol of America would be exterminated.
Thanks to the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act of 1940, these gorgeous birds of prey have made a significant recovery and were taken off of the endangered species list in 2005.
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