For two-and-a-half days the beautiful bald eagle hung upside down from the tree. Officials from DNR, police and fire dept. had known about the bird’s predicament, but were unable to help due to red tape jurisdiction and safety.
No need to fear, enter Jason Galvin an Army vet with great shooting skills stepped up to the plate with his .22 long rifle to shoot through the rope that was holding a bald eagle captive 70 feet up.
Heres the video from Channel 4 WCCO:
Mr. Galvin said in the video “It was kind of weird, actually shooting in the direction of a bald eagle. I was very nervous. I didn’t want at all to hit that bird!”
After 150 shots (about an hour-and-a-half) the eagle was free and off to a wildlife rehabilitation center where it is expected to survive. Dubbed Freedom by neighbors and friends this is one bald eagle that can thank a well trained Army veteran for the save.
A big Hoohah to Jason Galvin for his sharp-shooting skill.