Canadian brothers' eagle selfie is the new selfie benchmark

Brothers Take Selfie With Bald Eagle
Brothers Take Selfie With Bald Eagle

What did you do this week? Michael and Neil Fletcher freed an eagle from a trap and were rewarded with one of the best selfies of 2015.

The brothers, from Chelmsford, Ontario, were grouse shooting on Tuesday when they came across an eagle stuck in a trap, they told local paper, the Sudbury Star.

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

Posted by Michael Fletcher on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The pair posted a series of videos on Facebook of their attempt to free the bird, which had its talon caught. After a number of tries and an overeager labrador that tried to help, they succeed in putting a hoodie over the eagle to calm it down so they could release the trap.

Eye-to-eye with the majestic creature, Michael couldn't help but be impressed. "I was surprised by the size, and that it's such a beautiful bird," he told the outlet. "When you see the eyes up close, they're really amazing."

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