Michigan Conservation Officer Untangles 2 Eagles 4-22-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Michigan Conservation Officer Untangles 2 Eagles 4-22-2011

CRYSTAL FALLS, Mich.Michigan conservation officers are often called to help distressed wildlife. But this was a first for Dave Painter in the Upper Peninsula: Two eagles were tangled together.
Painter says he used a stick last week to free two adult eagles in Iron County, about five miles south of Crystal Falls. Each bird had its talons locked on the other.
Painter says he threw coats over the eagles to protect himself and keep them from moving. He then carefully released one bird from the other. It took about 15 minutes.
Painter says a call came from people who had heard a ruckus while making maple syrup. He believes the eagles may have been fighting over territory.
After they were freed, one eagle flew north and the other went south.
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