Yesterday, two State Troopers from the Homer barracks rescued an injured bald eagle rendered immobile in the town of Preble.
Troopers Dan Huff and Ryan Boline say witnesses described seeing three large birds fighting in the air when one of them fell to the ground, which the responding officers found awake and breathing but without the ability to move.
Huff and Boline then put the eagle in a blanket and carried it in a big tote to their vehicle before transporting it to the Janet Swanson Wildlife Hospital at Cornell University.
“Not too many people can say they saved the national emblem of the United States,” read a statement issued by State Police yesterday afternoon.
No updates have been given on the animal’s condition at this time.