When Florida Highway Patrol trooper Sgt. Kim Montes saw an endangered wild animal hit the windshield of a Jeep on the highway, she knew time was of the essence. Sgt. Montes called for backup, and before long, trooper Julio Velez was on the scene to assist.
As Velez approached the animal, it was absolutely clear that it was desperate and frightened. One wrong move and things could get so much worse.
Watch the events that unfolded over the next few minutes as the trooper tried to help the injured creature. Talk about going above and beyond the call of duty! [Credit: Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles]