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Eagle saved after Georgia driver sees it injured in ditch


November 17, 2019

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — Officials say a bald eagle is recovering after a motorist in Georgia spotted the injured bird in a roadside ditch and called authorities for help.

News outlets report Lowndes County dispatched an animal control officer and a licensed animal trapper to the scene where the eagle was found this month along Highway 376 near the Florida line. They watched over it until a Georgia Department of Natural Resources officer arrived to take it to a veterinarian.

Jeff Atkinson of Lowndes County Animal Services praised the motorist for “doing his civic duty” and reporting the i...

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