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Injured eagle saved by Oregon State Police, transported in the cruiser as a ‘back seat driver’

An Oregon State Police (OSP) sergeant saved an injured female eagle on the weekend for transportation in a police cruiser, authorities said on social media.

(Oregon State Police)

An Oregon State Police (OSP) sergeant saved an injured female eagle on the weekend for transportation in a police cruiser, authorities said on social media.

“Sgt. First Class was able to help with the rescue of this injured eagle in the near Beatty, Oregon,” OSP said in a tweet next to photos of the trip.

OSP is for the 🦅 SAVE! Sgt. First Class was able to help with the rescue of this injured eagle in the near Beatty, Oregon. https://t.co/EUv4rgKumw The eagle was taken to @BadgerRun in Keno, Or. #YourOregonStatePolice pic.twitter.com/2tuS0vGznx

— Oregon State Police (@ORStatePolice) June 25, 2018

With the Hand, “an encounter with a ranch manager and learned the eagle had been seen several times in an alfalfa field and proved to be injured,” State Police wrote on Facebook.

“The team looked for the eagle, and they were not able to find it, but noticed that each time it was reportedly seen, it seemed to be getting closer to the ranch manager’s residence,” she added.

The ranch manager finally text messaged the Hand, to say that the bird was spotted in the garden. That is when the Hand saw the winged creature and captured him.

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The bird was then transported in a cruiser, with the police, using the hashtag “backseatdriver.”

The post says the bird, which may have had an injury to the wing, was transported to the Badger Run Wildlife Rehab.

The Facebook post has received more than 2,300 responses and 180 comments as of Tuesday evening.

“Praying she makes a full recovery, and because of this officer, hopefully, she will be sent back to where they came from,” a user wrote.

“Thank you ranch manager and OSP,” another user has written.

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