Bald Eagle Owes His Life To These Heroic Brothers
Caught in a trap in the middle of the woods, a bald eagle would've surely died if nobody saw or did anything, but two brothers wouldn't let that happen.
Even tied up, the eagle's sharp beak and talons posed threats to the men and their dog. They placed a sweatshirt over the bird to calm him down.
It took a bit of maneuvering, but eventually they managed to free the bird from the trap, intended to catch animals with fur.
The brothers grabbed a quick selfie with the bird right after they freed him from the trap.
Fletcher's photo has been shared over 1,500 times on Facebook in just over 5 days.
They filmed the bird's first flight after being trapped, and it's a pretty glorious video.
Avoid putting yourself and wildlife in danger. If you find a trapped or injured animal, call a wildlife rescue team. They'll know what to do.