Bald eagle rescued after being hit by car on busy road

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. 

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