It’s not often you get to take a selfie with a bald eagle. Two Canadian brothers got to do just that after they rescued a trapped bird.
Michael and Neil Fletcher were out hunting near Sudbury, Ontario when they came across the eagle struggling on the ground. It appeared trapped so they put a sweater over its head to keep it calm as they carefully freed its feet from the entanglement.
“It was relieving to see that it was still alive,” Neil told the CBC. “I knew we had to do something right away.”
After getting it untangled the brothers took a moment to snap the above selfie.
“I knew this would never happen again, so before we let it go, I told my brother Michael, ‘we should take a picture with it.’ The bird had its mouth open, but he never tried to fly or bite or do anything,” Neil told the CBC.
The bald eagle population was nearly decimated in the 1960s only to come back due to conservation efforts and removed from the endangered species listing in 2007.
Photo credit: Michael Fletcher/Facebook
Me and Neil found this eagle in a trap
Posted by Michael Fletcher on Tuesday, November 24, 2015