NH State Police protect bald eagles in highway

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Posted: Feb 27, 2012 7:37 AM
NH State Police protect bald eagles in highway

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