Bald Eagle Stuck In Car Grill Didn’t Even Look Alive — Until He Moved

One woman stopped everything to get him help.

On Saturday, one bald eagle in Florida became a viral hit on the Internet - for a pretty awkward reason.

Facebook/Clay County Sheriff's Office, Florida

The eagle, whose troubling predicament took place near Jacksonville, Florida, had been struck by a car in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. "My wife Billi West saw the citizen hit the eagle," Kenny West, a local, wrote on Facebook. "She passed the vehicle and saw the eagle protruding from the vehicle's grill."

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Cynthia Mosling, owner of B.E.A.K.S. Bird Emergency Aid & Kare Sanctuary, noted that the eagle's rescuers thought that at first, the bird was just a prop - until his head started moving.

West wrote that his wife was the one to motion for the driver of the vehicle with the stuck eagle to stop. Then she sent her son home to pick up a dog kennel to transport the bird to B.E.A.K.S. once he was safely removed from the car's grill by rescue personnel from the Clay County Sheriff's Office.

Facebook/Clay County Sheriff's Office, Florida

The eagle, who is estimated to be at least 7 years old, has been named Matthew. After his rescue, he was reported to be standing, alert and without any serious injuries.

"Matthew is with us and doing well," B.E.A.K.S. wrote in a recent Facebook post.

Facebook/Clay County Sheriff's Office, Florida

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