Brothers free bald eagle caught in a trap (video)



Brothers free bald eagle caught in a trap (video)
Brothers free bald eagle caught in a trap (video)



Two men captured the moment they rescued a bald eagle from a trap in Canada - and the footage has gone viral.

Brothers Michael and Neil Fletcher were hunting in Ontario when they came across the eagle.



It had got one of its claws stuck in the trap and was trying to fly off but "only had one foot of slack on the chain", said Michael.

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According to the Daily Telegraph, Neil said: "It was relieving to see that it was still alive. I knew we had to do something right away."

"At first the eagle was a bit nervous to have my brother and myself there... as soon as he realised we were trying to help he kind of calmed down a little bit. His head would kind of move back and forth to look at us, but that was the most he'd do."

The brothers caught the rescue on camera and uploaded the footage to Facebook.

They also managed to get in a selfie before it flew away, uninjured.

Michael wrote next to the picture: "Bald eagle we set free from a trap. Quick selfie before it flew away."

According to the Metro, he added: "It didn't really fuss or give any sign of aggression. I don't know if it knew we were helping him, or what.

"I was surprised by the size, and that it's such a beautiful bird. When you see the eyes up close, they're really amazing."




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