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article imageTwo brothers rescue bald eagle, snaps epic selfie afterwards

By Owen Weldon     Nov 29, 2015 in Environment
Sudbury - Two brothers from Canada found a bald eagle with its talon stuck in a fur trap. They took action and freed it. After that, they took a selfie with it.

Me and Neil found this eagle in a trap

Posted by Michael Fletcher on Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The two brothers, from Sudbury, rescued the bird back on Tuesday, and the photo they took went viral.
Michael and Neil Fletcher, both 20, said they spotted the bird while they were hunting for grouse. Neil said it was a relief to see the bird was still alive and he and his brother knew they had to do something right away.
The brothers decided to take off his coat and then he approached the bird. He wrapped the raptor with his coat and was able to free it.
Michael explained how the bird calmed right down as they covered the head with the coat and they held on to it while they were working on releasing it from the trap.
The bird didn't show any signs of aggression or put up a fuss. Michael said they didn't know if the bird knew they were helping him or what.
After the bird was freed, they removed the coat from the bird, held it up and snapped a photo with it. Neil hoisted the bird up to shoulder height and gave it a push. The eagle then flew to a nearby tree and stayed there until the brothers left.
The brothers contacted the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and they were thanked and were told they would be speaking to the trapper about setting the trap up differently.
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