Bald Eagle Trapped in Tree Gets Saved by Veteran Sharpshooter


A US army veteran has used his sharp-shooting skills to free a bald eagle trapped in a Minnesota tree ahead of the Fourth of July holiday. Jackie Gervais Galvin of Rush City, Minnesota, said on her Facebook page that the eagle had become entangled in a rope in the tree. It had hung upside down from a branch near the cabin belonging to her and her husband, Jason Galvin, for more than two days, she said.

trapped bald eagle Image Source: The Guardian. Photograph: Jackie Gervais Galvin/Facebook


bald-eagle-banking-with-tree-background_b8r6583-kachemak-bay-homer-alaska-usa Image Source: Clemens Vanderwerf Photography

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Jason Galvin used a borrowed .22-caliber rifle with a scope to sever the 4-inch (10 cm) rope after firing 150 shots. Galvin never hit the eagle.

The bird tumbled 75ft (23m) to the ground. The couple wrapped it in a blanket and took it to the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center.

To read the full story visit The Guardian.

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