This is the bald eagle that got trapped in a car''s grill in Jacksonville, Florida in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. How the vehicle's owner didn't notice hitting an eagle is beyond me, but I suspect it has something to do with being the world's most oblivious driver. Did you knock off my sideview mirror and not leave a note?
Clay County officials said the bird was pulled out and turned over to an organization in nearby Talbot Island, Florida, called B.E.A.K.S. -- Bird Emergency Aid and Kare Santuary.
BEAKS' owner, Cynthia Mosling, told CNN that the eagle appears to be a mature male, at least 7 years old.
Mosling said that a driver at an intersection noticed an odd shape in an oncoming car's grille. Mosling said the driver thought it was a prop -- but then noticed a head moving.
The driver then chased down the car, notified the driver that he had a bird stuck in his grille and then called 911, according to Mosling.
Thankfully, the eagle was removed from the car and appears uninjured. It will be returned to the wild after a few days in rehab, presumably to kick the gasoline huffing addiction in picked up. We've all been there. You know maybe when the bird was circling overhead looking for prey it mistook the car for a Volkswagen Rabbit. Get it? Because eagles eat rabbits. "Very clever." Listen - I took a suicide hot wing eating challenge yesterday and pooped my pants twice on the Uber ride home and tried to play it off like I had a dead raccoon in my backpack. I'm not myself today. My ass feels like the lair of a lava troll.
Keep going for a couple more shots of the happy ending.
Thanks to Eko Shock, who agrees that eagle is probably going to find that car and shit on it so hard in the future.