Bald Eagle Hit By Truck in Cleburne

A bald eagle that was hit by a truck driver in Cleburne Wednesday morning is recovering.

The driver immediately called the Texas Parks and Wildlife - DFW Urban Wildlife office to report the collision, which happened along Park Road 21.

A park ranger from nearby Cleburne State Park responded and called agents from the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center in Allen to care for the 4-year-old male bird until the Bird of Prey Conservancy arrived from San Antonio.[[380007311,C]]

The bird is currently en route to San Antonio, where he will receive long-term care.

Bird of Prey Conservancy officials told NBC 5 that it may be several days until the full extent of the bird's injuries are known.

The TPWD said more bald eagles are moving into the area, specifically near lakes, from just a couple dozen nests in the 1970s to more than 150 nests across Texas now.

NBC 5's Stefan Gorman contributed to this report.

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