By Lori Thomas
reporter/photographer, Potawatomi Traveling Times

Clarence Daniels, FCP tribal member, had been coming back from Wausau in the late afternoon of Monday, December 22, 2008. As he drove his pickup truck down the twist and turns of Highway 55 from Pickerel, he noticed something moving on the road just ahead of him.

He pulled off to the side of the road near the restaurant, Hills Still, and noticed the movement was an eagle trying to pick up flight, but with no success. As the eagle struggled to get across the road, a large semi drove past. Daniels knew that if the semi had come any sooner, the eagle wouldn’t have made it across.