Video of brothers rescuing bald eagle from trap ends in ‘selfie of the year’

Two brothers from Canada took what they called the “selfie of the year” with one of the most famous symbols of America — a bald eagle they rescued.

Neil Fletcher and his brother Michael came across the bird who was caught in a trap while on a hunting trip in Ontario.

They took video of the rescue and posted the video of the rescue, along with the selfie they took with the majestic bird, to Facebook where it quickly went viral.

Bald eagle we set free from a trap. Quick selfie before it flew away

Posted by Michael Fletcher on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

“The bird was pretty calm,” Michael told BuzzFeed Canada. “It was probably tired from trying to fight the trap.”

He said the picture and video was his brother’s idea.

“He’s like, ‘Oh grab your phone. We should take a selfie.’” Michael said adding how taken his was with the eagle’s eyes.

“There’s something about them,” he told Buzzfeed. “And the size of it — the bird is huge.”

Watch videos of the rescue and release of the eagle below.

Me and Neil found this eagle in a trap

Posted by Michael Fletcher on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Posted by Michael Fletcher on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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