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Eagle rescued from boat traveling along I-94

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Menomonie (WQOW) - A fairly uneventful road trip for a Minnesota couple takes a turn on the last leg of their journey, after an eagle crashes through the shrink wrap on their boat.

It happened Friday on 1-94 in Menomonie. Scott and Marilyn Kregness were driving their boat home from Florida and just as they were crossing the Red Cedar River say an eagle dove at their truck. It wasn't until after another car flagged them down that they realized the eagle was in the boat.

It had broken through the plastic wrap and was stuck inside. Patti Stangel of Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release, in Colfax came to get it out. She says the eagle was pretty fired up and moving around which is a good sign. The bird has since been taken to the Raptor Center in Minneapolis where it will be checked out and if all is well, be released. 

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MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) --
A Minnesota couple driving their boat home from Florida got quite a surprise: a bald eagle crashed through the shrink wrap while the boat was on Interstate 94 in Wisconsin.
 
The eagle dove across the top of the pickup truck of Scott and Marilyn Kregness as they crossed the Red Cedar River near Menomonie, and crashed through the shrink wrap on Friday.

They kept going after only seeing a hole. But another driver told them the eagle was still inside. So Scott Kregness crawled around the back and found the bird between the motors, alive and upright.

Patti Stangel of Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release, Inc. in Colfax came out. She says after the bird is examined it will be released, assuming it's in good health.
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