When Michael and Neil Fletcher went for a hunt in the woods of Chelmsford, Ontario, last week, they had no idea they were about to stumble onto the selfie opportunity of a lifetime.
According to the Sudbury Star, the brothers were looking to hunt a few grouse, but when they walked deeper into the woods, they found a bald eagle stuck in a hunter’s trap.
Instead of watching the bird suffer, the brothers decided to free the bird and then alert the Canadian Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry of what had just happened.
Fortunately, the only one of eagle’s talons was stuck in the trap. The bird was also not aggressive with the brothers while they aided it.
“Me and my brother just kind of held onto it, and it calmed right down,” Michael said. “It didn’t really fuss or give any sign of aggression. I don’t know if it knew we were helping him or what.”
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