Sheriff: Bald eagle hit by car has 50 percent chance of survival - WNEM TV 5

Sheriff: Bald eagle hit by car has 50 percent chance of survival

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ISABELLA COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

A bald eagle has a 50 percent chance of surviving after it was hit by a car on Wednesday.

The incident happened on the 1200 block of E. Remus Road in Isabella County’s Union Township.

The eagle was found lying on the road by the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department. The eagle eventually limped off the road, but was unable to fly, the department said.

It appeared the eagle had at least one broken leg, police said.

The Department of Natural Resources responded to the scene and took the eagle into possession. The eagle was then turned over to the Wildlife Recovery Association in Shepherd for rehabilitation, police said.

A veterinarian examined the eagle ans said it has suffered paralysis, but did not have a fractured back, police said.

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