Over the eagle limit

RENO, Nev. –- We can’t wait to see how they log this one.

Florida-based driver Matthew Roberto Gonzalez was on I-80 in Northeast Nevada when his cab had an unexpected visitor.

A 15-lb golden eagle with a seven-foot wingspan came crashing through the windshield.

And lived to squawk about it (sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves).

Co-driver Daryl Young was sleeping when the eagle landed. On him. According to the Associated Press news service, Young said “I heard a loud thump like a brick or something coming through the glass.

"I woke up, and the windshield was all over me. Next thing I know there was a big bird lying on the floor."

A spokesman for the Nevada Department of Wildlife, said it appears the eagle hit the windshield head first. The goods news — for the bird — is it wasn’t seriously hurt.

"The guys in the truck immediately bailed out because it was one ticked off bird. She was pretty feisty," Doucette said.

The owner of Spires Trucking of South Florida says he thought the drivers were kidding when they called in the damage.


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