Dash Cam Video of Injured Bald Eagle Rescued From Florida Highway

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper helped save a bald eagle after it was hit by a jeep on a busy highway in Osceola County.

Dash cam footage showed trooper Julio Velez driving toward the eagle, which you can see sitting on the shoulder.

He then got out of his cruiser, picked up the bird and put it in the back of his patrol car.

The bird injured the trooper during the process.

"He received several puncture wounds to his arm, those talons I'm sure are pretty sharp. But, he re-positioned, bear hugged the eagle and was able to get into the car," said FHP Sgt. Kim Montes.

The eagle stayed put while trooper Velez drove it to Animal Control.

Amazingly, it has no broken bones and experts believe it will likely fly free again.

Even though he was scarred from the incident, trooper Velez said he has no regrets.

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