Two brothers from Sudbury, Ontario rescued a bald eagle late last week that had been caught in a hunting trap, reports NBCNews.
Michael Fletcher, 29, and his brother Neil had been hunting at Ontario’s Windy Lake on Tuesday, when they came upon the struggling bird caught in a hunting trap. Rescuing a bald eagle certainly wasn’t to be an easy task. “When we got close to the bird, it tried to fly away. So I took my hoodie off and put it around its head, it calmed it right down,” stated Michael. It took them some time to unhook the eagle’s talon from the trap. The eagle had tired himself out from struggling. Their golden retriever apparently wanted to be part of the rescue effort, but was pushed away for his own safety.
According to BuzzFeed.com the entire rescue endeavor took about four minutes. The men captured the entire event on video and when the eagle was released from the trap, he was very calm. That’s when the brothers took a selfie of the three of them. “Everybody thinks it’s like the selfie of the year,” Fletcher said. At the bird’s release, he seemed to wobble and flew low momentarily, but soon soared into the sky as majestic as he was born to be. As for their hunting trip, the brothers didn’t catch anything. Saving a bald eagle one awesome deed!
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