ST. CLOUD, Fla. - A Florida Highway Patrol trooper rescued a bald eagle Tuesday near the Florida Turnpike in Osceola County.

A Jeep Cherokee was traveling north on the turnpike when the eagle struck the windshield.

Trooper Julio Velez rescued the eagle and placed the bird in his car.

The eagle is recovering at the Birds of Prey Center in Maitland.

The driver of the Jeep was not injured.