When this Eagle was stuck in a tree and no one knew what to do, this Army veteran stepped in and saved the day. You will be amazed at what he was able to do to save this eagle.
RUSH CITY, Minn. (WCCO) — It’s the Fourth of July weekend, so it’s fitting to hear a story about an eagle rescued by a veteran.
Earlier this week, Jason Galvin and his neighbors noticed an eagle dangling from a tree near Rush City. Its leg was caught in a piece of rope that was wrapped around a branch, about 70 feet off the ground.
“I thought it was dead at the time,” Jason said. “I took a closer look with binoculars and saw that the head was moving, and I knew it was very much alive.”
Jason and his wife Jackie called the police, the fire department and the DNR.
Jackie says he thought the story might end there, but it didn’t.
“I said, we’re probably just going to have to let it be there,” she said. “He just wouldn’t take no for an answer,” said Jason.
Jackie begged her husband — an army veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan — to shoot the four inches of rope that were holding the eagle.
“At a certain point I was like, ‘You know what? It’s going to die. I’ve got to get that thing out,’” Jason said.
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