Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Eagle Killed On Washington State Bridge

SEATTLE, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A well-known bald eagle that frequently hung around Washington’s Interstate 520 bridge was struck and killed by a bus, officials say.

A King County Metro bus hit the eagle, nicknamed “Eddie” by many, at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, The Seattle Times reported.

Metro spokeswoman Linda Thielke said the bus was in the middle of the bridge, moving at about 50 miles per hour when the eagle started to fly in the same direction as the bus.

“The bird very, very suddenly took a turn and smashed into the windshield,” cracking it, Thielke said.

The driver kept moving and reported the accident shortly after.

The enforcement captain at the Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bill Hebner, said the eagle killed was more than likely the male of a pair that nested at Seattle’s Broadmoor Golf Club.

“I think the lesson learned here is, as motorists, whenever you see wildlife along the road … be cautious, be defensive, slow down and know they will often do the unpredictable,” Hebner said.

Although the body of the bird was mangled, its feathers will be delivered to a repository in Denver, and then sent out to Native American tribes, a standard practice when a bald or golden eagle dies.

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Eagle Killed On Washington State Bridge”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

  • unohoo

    The Eagle is and has been the symbol of America for a long time.Based on current events, I would venture to say that America (like the Eagle) is going to be thrown under the bus that Obama drives for the power hungry Elite.

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.