TAMPA -- An early morning traffic jam was caused by a bald eagle just trying to catch his breakfast.

According to the Owl's Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife, a bald eagle was trying to eat a dead racoon in the roadway on the Veterans Expressway when it was hit by a vehicle.

Two Marines stopped by and picked up the eagle before The Owl's Nest arrived.

The incident backed up traffic-- causing heavy delays for the morning commute.

The wildlife sanctuary says the eagle has a broken wing and they are working to get him back to health.