Eaglet named Freedom recovering from high-stakes Minnesota rescue

  

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Via:  community  •  7 years ago  •  4 comments

Eaglet named Freedom recovering from high-stakes Minnesota rescue

U.S. Army Veteran Jason Galvin raised his gun to rescue a flapping eagle entangled in a tree just a few days before Independence Day, according to a Facebook post from his wife. Jackie Gervais Galvin of Rush City, Minnesota.

 


Vet's crack shooting chipped away at branches until eaglet tangled in line fell free from 75-foot tree. 


 

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Larry Hampton
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link   seeder  Larry Hampton    7 years ago

The gathered neighbors held their breath as the U.S. Army veteran raised his rifle and aimed at the flapping bald eagle. It’s against federal law to wound or kill an eagle. But this bird, hanging upside down, tangled in knots of fishing wire and baling twine, had already been given up for dead.

Enter Jason Galvin.

On his way to get minnows for a fishing trip on Friday, Galvin happened to look up. There, at the top of a towering 75-foot pine, was the young bird, struggling and clearly trapped.

Jason headed back to his cabin on East Rush Lake — about 5 miles west of Rush City — to tell his wife. Jackie Galvin made phone calls — to the sheriff’s office, city hall, the fire department, the University of Minnesota Raptor Center, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

They all told her the same thing: They knew about the eagle. It had been hanging there for at least 2½ days but no one had a tall enough ladder to save it. They thought it was dead. Any struggling the Galvins thought they saw was likely just the wind.

 
 

So Jackie turned to her Army veteran husband. Jokingly, he said he could probably shoot it down. Her eyes lit up.

 
 
 
1stwarrior
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link   1stwarrior    7 years ago

Luv it when a good plan comes together.

Now, if he'd been a Marine, it would've only taken one shot thumbs up

 
 
 
Kavika
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link   Kavika   replied to  1stwarrior   7 years ago

Yeah, but a shotgun wouldn't have been the thing to use, 1st. Laugh

Gotta love this guy. Well done.

 

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
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link   seeder  Larry Hampton    7 years ago

Yeah, but a shotgun wouldn't have been the thing to use, 1st.   Laugh

Lol!

laughing dude

Wrong tool for the right job.

 
 

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