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Brothers Rescue Bald Eagle, Take Selfie

Neil and Michael Fletcher, brothers from Sudbury, Ontario, found a bald eagle with one foot stuck in a hunting trap. They approached the skittish bird and draped a sweater over its head. The eagle eventually calmed down enough so that the brothers could open the trap and remove the bird.

"The eagle was actually holding on to [the trap] and we were having a hard time getting him to let go," [Neil Fletcher] said.

Once the eagle's foot was out of the trap, Neil suggested they take a selfie with it.

"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," he said.

"It made it pretty easy [for us to] take a picture with it."

After documenting the rescue, they released the eagle. Chris Blomme of the Sudbury Ornithological Society said it was a brave thing to do. The story at CBC News has videos of the rescue and the release. -via Fark

(Image credit: Neil and Michael Fletcher via Ann Fletcher/Facebook)

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