Minnesota State Trooper saves injured bald eagle on I-494 in Eagan

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A Minnesota State Trooper got creative and was able to save an injured bald eagle on Interstate 494 in Eagan on Sunday.

"The bird was hit by a car and had made its way to the shoulder by the time the trooper arrived," the Minnesota State Patrol said in a press release. "The trooper used his coat to cover and pick up the injured eagle. He placed it in the back seat of his squad and transported it to the University of Minnesota Raptor Center."

After X-rays, staff at the raptor center reported no broken bones, but did say the eagle suffered internal injuries. They said they are optimistic the eagle will make a full recovery after treatment.