TOLLAND, Conn. (WTNH) — A bird rescued from Interstate 84 over the weekend has been euthanized, according to officials.
Connecticut State Police troopers responded at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday to the Vernon-Tolland town line on I-84 eastbound and located a downed bald eagle in the center median of the interstate. Police slowed traffic to address the winged creature.
A local animal control officer was called in for assistance.
See the video captured of the rescue:
The bald eagle was transported to the custody of Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation in Ashford.