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Dashcam Footage Shows a Florida Highway Patrol Officer Saving a Bald Eagle!

This Florida highway patrol officer took serving and protecting to a whole new level– he pulled over to rescue an ailing bald eagle. Even the bird’s sharp talons piercing his skin didn’t stop him from saving it. So, here’s a heartwarming story for your day:

An injured bald eagle received some roadside assistance from the Florida Highway Patrol. The officer's dashcam was rolling when he scooped up the eagle in a bear hug and carried the struggling bird — its razor-sharp talons digging into his arms — to the safety of his patrol car. http://4.nbcla.com/BWudetJThe officer also has a photo of his majestic passenger, perched proudly in the car's back seat, and some scratches on his arms to remember the unusual rescue.

Posted by NBC LA on Friday, October 21, 2016