Army Vet Gets More Than He Bargained For After Shooting At Bald Eagle Over July 4 Weekend

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This is the most patriotic story you will ever read. This is awesome! Bravo to this American hero for saving this beautiful bald eagle.

Good to know that we still have decent humans on this planet!

From Daily Mail

A bald eagle was freed from a tree by a patriotic Army veteran, who spent 90 minutes firing 150 shots into three branches ahead of the Fourth of July holiday.

Jason Galvin, who did two tours in Afghanistan, was on a bait run on Thursday when he spotted the eagle dangling upside down from a rope it got tangled in, according to KARE 11.

Galvin estimated the bird was hanging from the tree about 75 feet off the ground. It had been there for more than two days.

A bald eagle (pictured) was freed from a tree by a patriotic Army veteran, who spent 90 minutes firing 150 shots into three tree branches

Neighbors called the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Rush City police and fire departments, but were told there was nothing the agencies could do because of how high the eagle was in the tree.

At one point Galvin joked that he might have to shoot the eagle down and his wife responded by telling him ‘that’s what you’re going to do’, according to KARE 11.

A veterinarian at the University of Minnesota Raptor Center said the eagle (pictured) was eating and drinking, while its long-term prognosis was still being assessed. The eagle, now named Freedom, is estimated to be younger than five years old as it still has a mostly dark head and tail

Galvin then spent 90 minutes taking nearly 150 shots from a .22 caliber rifle ‘while mowing down three branches, and finally the rope, holding up the eagle’. Read More

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