Often times when we come across traffic, there’s no rhyme or reason. Maybe there will be a small fender bender, but the majority of the time vehicles are just slowly trudging along.
This past Memorial Day weekend, Dandon Miller was on his way home from Philadelphia when he encountered traffic on a Pennsylvania highway. He pulled his motorcycle off the road and realized the cause of the backup, a bald eagle.
“I looked down to see why everyone was stopping and there was a bald eagle in the middle of the road,” Miller told The Dodo. “Another person was there and they kind of nudged her a little bit to see if she would walk off the road or fly away. She spread her wings open and was not going to go anywhere.”
Since the wild animal showed no signs of moving, Miller carefully approached her and picked her up.
To his surprise, she remained calm and let him wrap her in his shirt.
Once the two moved to safety, he called 911 and got in contact with Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research, a rehabilitation center for wild birds.
Forty-five minutes after he rescued the bald eagle, help arrived.
Tri-State Bird Rescue took the bird back to their rescue for treatment for an eye injury and soft tissue injuries.
“Her wounds were treated by our wildlife veterinarian while the eagle was under anesthesia. The unexpected can always happen, but we are optimistic that she will make a full recovery,” Rebecca Stansell with Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research said.
And they were right. A little more than a week after Miller rescued the bald eagle from the highway, she was able to be released back into the wild.
Don’t you just love a happy ending?
Thank you, Dandon for stopping and rescuing this beautiful bird! It’s because of people like you that I still have faith in humanity.
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