In this video from the archive, two anglers catch and rescue a bald eagle.
Randy and Dawson Sadler of Kitetail Lures snagged a drowning bald eagle while fishing somewhere in British Columbia. The pair somehow managed to hook the eagle with a lure, and were able to carefully reel it in.
In the photo above, you’ll see the eagle’s expression at that very moment. It’s priceless.
Once onboard their small fishing boat, the Sadler men dried off the eagle and spoon fed it some oil. They made sure to cover it’s head and talons with blankets, because cold, wet bald eagles are highly unpredictable – even when you’re trying to help them.
With a little tender love and care, the pair nursed it back to life and then set it free. Way to go guys.
Check out these rescue videos:
- Angler Saves Blue Heron from Slow Death
- Fishermen Rescue Hammerhead Babies from Dying Mother
- Watch as a Bear Rescues a Drowning Crow