DESOTO PARISH, LA (KSLA) - An injured bald eagle is recovering after being found by a DeSoto sheriff's deputy, Sheriff Jayson Richardson said.
DeSoto sheriff's Deputy Dusty Hasty and his crew were headed north on U.S. Highway 171 about 9 a.m. Tuesday.
That's when they spied the eagle about a half-mile south of Grand Cane Station, a convenience store about a half-mile south of downtown Grand Cane.
The bird had been hit by a vehicle, breaking one of its wings and one of its legs.
Kate Hasapes, a biologist with the Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries Department office in Minden, responded to Hasty's call to have the eagle checked out.
The bird has since been taken to LSU-Baton Rouge for treatment.