Idaho Eagle Hits Truck – All Survive Close Encounter

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Bald eagle crashes through truck windshieldA Bald Eagle – A Truck Driver – An Amazing Rescue Story

Truck driver Ben Wright was minding his own business, driving down an Idaho road when BAM something crashed through his front window. “I didn’t know what hit the windshield, all I knew was the glass exploded, and this thing was screaming just like a child, or something,” Wright said. What was this “THING”? It was a bald eagle. The eagle’s wing was stuck in the windshield, injured but still alive. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game carefully rescued the majestic bird and sent it to a non-profit organization in Wyoming, the Teton Raptor Center.

The eagle was patiently nursed back to health. Today she is soaring the skies of Idaho.

On the Road Again

In Idaho we often hear of close encounters on the highways between vehicles and critters such as deer, elk, even squirrels. I have a feeling this truck driver will never forget the day in Idaho when he couldn’t wait to get on the road again – in fact he was see’n things that he may never see again. Now when we go for a drive with our dog, Maggie, we’ll keep our eyes open for Wiegle – the Window Eagle. Don’t you just love rescue stories. (Willie Nelson‘s music is now going through my head . . . “On the Road Again . . “)