Canadian Brothers Get the Ultimate Photo With Bald Eagle They Freed From Trap
During a hunting trip through the woods in Canada, two brothers from Ontario snagged the selfie of a lifetime when they rescued a bald eagle they found in a trap.
Michael and Neil Fletcher told the Sudbury Star that during a grouse hunt, they found the bird’s talon caught in a device left behind by a previous hunter.
“Me and my brother just kind of held onto it, and it calmed right down,” Michael Fletcher said. “It didn’t really fuss or give any sign of aggression. I don’t know if it knew we were helping him or what.”
The brothers decided to set the eagle free and alert the Canadian Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, but walked away with two fabulous mementos of the encounter. First, Fletcher filmed their rescue effort as they used a branch to jam the device that ensnared the eagle.
The brothers said that while the eagle was probably stuck in the trap for a while, it did not seem to be bleeding or injured in any serious way. Before it flew away, the brothers got their second memento when they posed for a selfie with the eagle, which blew up with shares when they posted it on Facebook.
[h/t NY Post]
[Image via Facebook]
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