NH State Police protect bald eagles in highway

Feb 27, 2012, 12:37 PM

BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) – Two bald eagles are back in the wild courtesy of a New Hampshire State Police trooper after they spent an hour in the middle of a major highway.

The birds were spotted on Route 101 in Bedford just after dawn on Sunday, forcing a trooper to close a lane of traffic.

The trooper diverted traffic around the eagles.

Officials say the birds became agitated as cars went by, causing them to inch toward the high-speed lane.

WMUR-TV (
http://bit.ly/y2vaAz) says the eagles flew off after about an hour and didn’t appear to be injured.

There’s no word on what prompted the eagles to land on the highway.

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Information from: WMUR-TV,
http://wmur.com

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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NH State Police protect bald eagles in highway