BEDFORD, N.H. (CBS) – Two bald eagles were spotted tangled in one another on Route 101 in Bedford, New Hampshire on Sunday morning.
Troopers who arrived on the scene and originally thought they were responding to an accident, but instead they saw a car stopped in the middle of the road to protect the rare birds.
Trooper S. Clark said the birds appeared to have been mating, though she wasn’t certain.
“They were definitely intertwined with one another, and one seemed to be pretty protective of the other,” said Clark.
Because bald eagles are federally protected, troopers called in the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department to protect them.
“It was kind of hairy for a little while, considering the spot that they landed in is not something that you’d normally see in a very highly traveled area,” said Clark.
Crews tried to approach the birds, but they became agitated before detaching themselves from each other and flying away.
Clark said in her 24 years on the force, she has never seen two eagles land on a highway.