Bald Eagles rescued from drain on Florida motorway

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An American highway was brought to a standstill recently, while two of the country's national birds were rescued from a roadside drain.

The pair were found stuck in the metal grate, with one on top of the other with its wings spread.

Emergency services rushed to free the avians, one of which managed to escape towards the beginning of the rescue effort. The second, however, required a little more help to get out of the drain.

Once it had been freed, the bird was taken to be checked out and treated for any wounds.

Onlookers cheered as the rescue concluded, none seeming perturbed that their journeys had been disturbed.

The Audubon Society for Birds of Prey said that it believes the eagles were fighting over territory when they became trapped.