Two Brothers Rescued A Bald Eagle And Then Took An Epic Selfie


At times our inclination for something takes us a long way and we even embark on a voyage to find that. But our journey might not lead to what we have been looking for; instead, we encounter something which we did not even imagine. The joy of finding something rare makes up for the disappointment of not getting what we wanted. The same happened with the Fletcher brothers.

Neil Fletcher and his brother Michael Fletcher went to the Windy Lake, Ontario to hunt for grouse. When they reached there, they saw a bird which looked like a bald eagle.

via Facebook/Michael Fletcher

They went closer to confirm their assumptions and soon they realized that it was an eagle whose claw was stuck to a trap, probably set by a fur harvester.

They cautiously moved closer towards the bird and Michael removed his jacket and held the eagle with it, so that the bird does not harm them.

He said, “Me and my brother just kind of held onto it, and it calmed right down.”

They were able to free the eagle’s claw from the trap.

via Facebook/Michael Fletcher

Michael recorded the entire rescue operation in his phone and just when they were about to set the bird free, Neil suggested, “We should take a selfie.”

And this is what the epic selfie look like.

via Facebook/Michael Fletcher

According to Michael the eagle’s eyes were great to look at and exceptional when you stare at them.

He said, “There’s something about them. And the size of it — the bird is huge.”

via Facebook/Michael Fletcher

Michael also said, “Everybody thinks it’s like the selfie of the year.”

Posted by Michael Fletcher on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The two brothers continued their hunt for the grouse after releasing the eagle but did not have the luck to find one. However, they were not disappointed as discovering the bald eagle and the opportunity to help it was quite overwhelming in itself.


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