Good Samaritans Save Injured Eagle

May 7, 2017

Good Samaritans worked to save a an eagle Saturday near Cantonment.

The injured eagle was left in the roadway after it flew into a car ahead of Alexis Rivers on Beulah Road, near the Perdido Landfill. The eagle did not try to get out of the road, so Alexis’ husband Rotario stepped up to carefully move it off of the asphalt.

The eagle is now recovering at the Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida.

Photos courtesy Alexis Rivers for, click to enlarge.


25 Responses to “Good Samaritans Save Injured Eagle”

  1. John Reading on May 8th, 2017 5:41 pm

    Thank you. You’re my HERO. Sometimes a small thing can really be big, this is one of those things. Help. The Poor, help the people and animals you can. Life may be long or short, but it is precious. Not to mention symbolic. You did a great thing, and I know you should sleep well when you think of what you have accomplished. Thank you again.

  2. Joan Baker on May 8th, 2017 12:56 pm

    Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Rivers for saving the bald eagle. You are true heroes!!! Blessings to you both.

  3. Jan on May 8th, 2017 10:10 am

    Thank you!

  4. david lamb on May 8th, 2017 9:38 am

    @Big Rock Creek, sure would like to hear the Whippoorwills. I roamed Big Rock Creek growing up. My uncle owns the land along Big Rock where the ” Big Rock ” is.. My grandfather settled near the Big Rock in the early 1900s.. The foundation of the old home is still there. Glad to hear the easgle is gonna make it,

  5. Linda Hester on May 7th, 2017 11:33 pm

    In all these days of bad news all over the place, thank you for helping this bird, at great rush to yourself. One must remember that an injured animal is unpredictable sms dangerous, but to rescue such a majestic creature makes tog a very courageous, kinds and just an all around good guy. If only there were more like you

  6. erica on May 7th, 2017 4:23 pm

    Thank you so much for being caring enough to do this! We have seen this Eagle many times while driving that way and we always look for him to admire him flying around or in his nest. You are a wonderful kind guy!!

  7. Suzie B. on May 7th, 2017 1:30 pm

    We cannot say thank you enough!! This big bird could be very intimidating so thank you so much for taking on the challenge and saving it. Great job!!

  8. anne 1of2 on May 7th, 2017 12:23 pm

    Thank you so much to these caring people! What a great story for the new week.

  9. Steve Clark on May 7th, 2017 12:01 pm

    Rotario, thank you for saving the eagle.

  10. angie on May 7th, 2017 11:20 am

    Thank you sir, I wish there was more compassionate people in this world like you.

  11. BGgirl on May 7th, 2017 11:17 am

    Thank you to this gentleman for being a caring person.

  12. Angus Circle Molino on May 7th, 2017 10:57 am

    Actions like this restore my faith in humanity, which has been waning the last few years. “Good on ya!” Rivers!! You both are Blessed.

  13. Carl & Sylvia Godwin on May 7th, 2017 9:30 am

    Thank you for your kindness. I wish you could see it fly again if it recoveries.

  14. bobinbusan on May 7th, 2017 8:58 am

    THANKS, You did a GOOD thing for all of us

  15. Mcm on May 7th, 2017 8:32 am

    Thank you sir. Most would not have taken the time to help

  16. Sam on May 7th, 2017 8:09 am

    Thank you sir. In the last few years I have seen more and more eagles eating in the highways in both Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

  17. BD on May 7th, 2017 8:02 am

    thank you Mr. Rivers for saving this magnificent bird. It’s nice to see this side of the human race still exists. I hope when this bird recovers that the wildlife sanctuary will contact you so you can see it released to fly again.

  18. Chris in Molino on May 7th, 2017 7:57 am

    Mr.&Mrs. Rivers, thank you for being decent people and doing the right thing.
    It is a shame in today’s world that we must give special notice to folks just for being what I consider “normal”.

  19. Molino resident on May 7th, 2017 7:43 am

    Thank you kind sir. I wish more people were like you. God Bless You.

  20. josh on May 7th, 2017 7:37 am

    great story. I’m surprised the eagle didn’t try and attack the man, but very cool that it is doing well.

  21. Anmllovr on May 7th, 2017 7:25 am

    Thanks to both of you for stopping, the eagle has a chance to survive! A lot of people just keep going. What a great story!

  22. WHISPERJET on May 7th, 2017 7:22 am

    ..Thanks to Rotario and his wife for stopping and probably saving the life of this majestic bird..we have had the return of EAGLES to our area only in the last 16 or 20 years..They have recovered only after the ban of DDT, AND thank God for that..I saw one over my home on Big Rock creek a few weeks ago…We are truly blessed to have them back in our skys..Thanks again for caring enough to stop…

  23. Cindy on May 7th, 2017 7:19 am

    Thank You so much for your kindness and compassion.

  24. Otto on May 7th, 2017 7:07 am

    Thank you kind folks!

  25. Anne on May 7th, 2017 6:34 am

    Rotario Rivers, Thank You Kind Sir and also to your wife Alexis.
    You are both true humanitarians and to be commended.

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