It’s not unusual for one Missouri man to see wild animals while driving to his farm, but while driving one morning, a bald eagle caught his eye when he noticed it was dangling in the air rather than flying.
“I take the dogs out every morning and I noticed that eagle hanging from the tree, and the closer I got, I realized the eagle got tangled up in fishing line,” said Alan Raetz. Raetz refused to just leave the poor animal since it would never get out on its own, so he called volunteer firefighter Brian Chaney for help.
“It’s in quiet a predicament hanging,” Chaney said. “I just shimmied up the tree, pulled him to me and then worked on cutting the string off of him.” After about 45 minutes, Chaney finally managed to cut through the fishing line and successfully released the 30-pound bird.
“The eagle was fine was able to swim to the shore as you see in the video and was able to fly off we’re just glad the eagle was fine,” Raetz said.
Watch the entire video below to see the amazing moment this bald eagle was cut free.
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