A clip of the incredible rescue of a bald eagle caught in a hunting trap in Canada has gone viral
By Telegraph Video, video source Storyful Pro / Facebook / Michael Fletcher
9:47AM GMT 28 Nov 2015
A video showing two Canadian men rescuing a bald eagle from a trap in Ontario, Canada, has gone viral in recent days, receiving thousands of views since it was posted on November 24.
Brothers Michael and Neil Fletcher were hunting near the town of Dowling, when they came across an eagle caught in a trap.
According to the brothers, the eagle had caught one of its talons in a claw trap 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.
Speaking to cba.ca 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,” he said.
Once the eagle was freed from the trap, the pair posed for a quick selfie before sending the bird of prey on his way.