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CENTERPORT, NY - AUGUST 10: An American bald eagle carries a freshly caught fish at Mill Pond on August 10, 2018 in Centerport, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
In what might be a fitting symbol for the current times, America’s national symbol itself had to be rescued on the 4th of July.
Steve Lewis, with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, scaled a tall spruce near Ernest Gruening Cabin in Alaska to untangle the injured adult female bald eagle trapped about 40-feet up.
The Eagle had been caught in “some sort of cable or wire,” Juneau Raptor Center GM Kathy Benner told The Juneau Empire. Benner said they also recently responded to a crow tangled in fishing line. Adding that it’s an important reminder to pick the stuff up.
As for the eagle? She was “feisty” and “alert” when placed on a plane to the Alaska Raptor Center in Sitka.
Listen and read the report from NPR HERE