Eagle

New Hampshire State Trooper Kevin Dobson of Troop A helps an eagle found hurt on the side of a highway in Portsmouth.

PORTSMOUTH — An eagle found hurt on the side of a highway in Portsmouth this weekend was rescued thanks to the quick actions of a state trooper and conservation officer.

New Hampshire State Police said an eagle was apparently hit by a vehicle along Interstate 95 in Portsmouth on Sunday.

The bird was found injured along the side of the highway Sunday afternoon by New Hampshire State Trooper Kevin Dobson of Troop A, according to a state police Facebook post.

Wearing gloves, Dobson was able to pick up the eagle and safely remove him from the side of the road.

New Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation Officer James Benvenuti arrived on scene and helped with the bird’s rescue.

No update on the eagle’s condition was available Sunday night.

Eagle

An eagle found hurt on the side of a highway in Portsmouth this weekend was rescued thanks to the quick actions of a state trooper and conservation officer. New Hampshire State Trooper Kevin Dobson of Troop A and New Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation Officer James Benvenuti are shown here tending to the eagle.