Eagle Survives Tangle with Tree
Sunday, February 15 2009 @ 02:32 AM EST
Contributed by: karenbills
A bald eagle is recovering in an avian rehabilitation centre after being rescued from the top of a tree with the help of North Vancouver firefighters.
The bird of prey spent much of Monday morning dangling upside down from a branch 18 metres above Moodyville Park when one of its feet apparently became wedged following a clash with another bird. The animal, which was flapping and writhing vigorously in an attempt to free itself, drew the attention of nearby residents, who called for help.
Members of the SPCA and other organizations responded to the call and made several attempts to free it. A technician with Cobra Electric tried to reach the bird with a truck-mounted extendable bucket, and later a Western Tree Service employee attempted to do the same with a similar device, but neither was successful.