OSCEOLA COUNTY, FLORIDA (NBC) — A Florida state trooper helped save a bald eagle after it was hit by a jeep on a busy highway.
The trooper’s dash cam video shows 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 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.
Trooper Velez may have gotten a scar from the incident but he says he has no regrets.