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Bald eagle hit by car on I-95 rescued by trooper, officer

August 26, 2019
In this Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, photo by the New Hampshire State Police on its Facebook page, trooper Kevin Dobson holds a bald eagle that he helped rescue after it was hit by a car on Interstate 95 in Portsmouth, N.H. The eagle sustained left wing and chest injuries, and was recovering at a wildlife rehabilitation center on Monday. (New Hampshire State Police via AP)
In this Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, photo by the New Hampshire State Police on its Facebook page, trooper Kevin Dobson holds a bald eagle that he helped rescue after it was hit by a car on Interstate 95 in Portsmouth, N.H. The eagle sustained left wing and chest injuries, and was recovering at a wildlife rehabilitation center on Monday. (New Hampshire State Police via AP)

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A bald eagle is recovering after it was hit by a car on Interstate 95 and rescued by a New Hampshire state trooper and Fish and Game officer.

The eagle was hit on the interstate in Portsmouth on Sunday afternoon. Trooper Kevin Dobson and conservation officer James Benvenuti came to the bird’s aid.

Benvenuti says the eagle had an injured left wing and a large contusion on its chest. It was still sedated Monday morning at the Wings of the Dawn wildlife rehabilitation center in Henniker.

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