It was Thursday afternoon when someone noticed an eagle dangling 80 feet above the ground in an old dead cottonwood tree in Fort Langley.
A call was made to the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (OWL) in Delta and the effort to rescue the animal got underway.
The problem – the juvenile eagle was impaled on a branch and the tree was too brittle and dangerous to climb.
Even so – Gordon Sasa, an arborist with BC Plant Health Care risked his own safety to attempt a rescue.
When he reached the bird he managed to scoop it into a net then lift it free of its impalement.
Today – the juvenile Bald Eagle is recuperating from extensive surgery at OWL with a 30% chance of surviving. Tough odds. But considerably better than if Sasa didn’t come to the rescue.
You can find out more about OWL – a non-profit organization that rehabilitates birds of prey on their website.
Watch the News Hour tonight for more on the rescued eagle. (Source)