Nobody Would Help A Poor Eagle Hanging From A Tree. Now Watch When An Army Veteran Sees It

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A U.S. Army veteran’s shooting skills were put to the test when he was rescuing a bald eagle near his cabin in Rush City, Minnesota. The bald eagle became entangled in a rope and was hanging upside down from a tree, 70 feet off the ground.

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The sharp-shooting veteran, Jason Galvin, used a .22-caliber rifle with a scope to fire 150 shots at the rope that was tied around the bird’s leg. He decided to shoot it free after officials said the bird had been stuck there for days and there was “nothing they could do.”

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The rescue took nearly 90 minutes, as he had to be extremely careful since he only had about four inches of rope to shoot without hitting the eagle. When the eagle fell to freedom, they wrapped him in a blanket and brought him to recover at the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center. They fittingly named the eagle “Freedom,” and hope to release him once he is fully recovered.

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