Two Canadian brothers did America a solid and saved a bald eagle from a trap. America’s national animal was caught in a hunter’s trap in Ontario, Canada, but Michael and Neil Fletcher saved the extraordinary bird of prey.
On November 24, the brothers were hunting in the wilderness when they came across the bald eagle while they were hunting for grouse (A bird like a chicken or pheasant). The eagle was caught in a claw trap, one that is generally used by fur trappers.
“It was attached to a stake and the eagle was trying to fly up, but it only had a foot of slack in the chain,” Michael said. “It was relieving to see that it was still alive, Neil said. “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,” Neil explained.
But before they set the majestic creature free, they posed for one quick and epic selfie.
Commendable job gentleman and America thanks you.