Watch How Two Canadian Brothers Free A Bald Eagle From A Hunting Trap

Before releasing the bird, these brothers in Sudbury did something really brilliant.

Me and Neil found this eagle in a trap

Posted by Michael Fletcher on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Michael and Neil Fletcher of Sudbury, Ontario, were out hunting when they discovered a bald eagle caught in a trap.

"It was relieving to see that it was still alive," Neil told CBC News. "I knew we had to do something right away.”

“As soon as he realized 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 added.

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After carefully getting its foot out of the trap, the brothers did one really important thing before releasing it: They took a selfie with it.

Bald eagle we set free from a trap. Quick selfie before it flew away

Posted by Michael Fletcher on  Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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

Local bird experts lauded the duo for their “guts” because the bald eagle is a large predatory bird with really sharp claws and beak.

Here’s a video showing Neil releasing the bird:


Posted by Michael Fletcher on Tuesday, November 24, 2015