What started as a hike along a Utah ski trail turned into a rescue of one of the country's most majestic creatures.

“We saw a bird just struggling to fly. Within a few seconds of us getting close, we could tell it was a bald eagle, so it was pretty shocking,” said Taylor Schulte, a Connecticut native who spoke to NBC Connecticut via Skype.

He helped to pick up the bald eagle. Schulte and his father-in-law wrapped it in a coat and took it to safety, not knowing what was wrong with the bald eagle.

“You just feel for it," Schulte said. "The bird clearly was injured or sick, something was wrong with it. You could tell it wasn't at 100 percent, so we initially thought, you know, what could be wrong with it? They had a run a story not too long ago, here locally, about the birds getting injured or getting sick."

They took the bird home and waited for wildlife experts to come to collect the eagle and give it the proper care.

“There's no doubt that that bird wouldn't have even had a chance if we weren't there. With the cold temperatures and the predators in the area. If we hadn't been there, that bird, there's no way it would be alive right now. It definitely needed help,” said Schulte.

Schulte says he was happy to give the bird the help it needed.

“To have an opportunity to save our nation's bird was incredible,” he said.


Responses to "Connecticut Native Helps Save Bald Eagle (Video)"

  1. Jimmie Cason says:

    They say an eagle can see a mouse from 1/4 mile away. Beautifuul birds Majestic!!!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Were you able to find out what was wrong with the Eagle? So glad you were in the right place at the right time. These are just magnificent creatures. Amazing the bird seemed to know you were there to help too.

  3. Anonymous says:

    It probably ate a radio active fish & they don't want to tell you about it!

  4. Anonymous says:

    What turned out to be the Eagle's issue?

  5. Mep says:

    Great story. Thankfully there were caring people in the right place at the right time. I also am curious what was wrong, how is it doing and is it going to be okay for release? I hope this site keeps us posted on this story. Thank you to those that lent a healing hand and caring heart. What a fantastic and very memorable opportunity you were given.

  6. Anonymous says:

    did the eagle recover and was it released back into the wild? good story but would like the ending

  7. I too would like more info when it can be provided.

  8. Sure would like an update.

  9. neache says:

    wILL be watching for a progress report on this magnificent story, Thank you all who helped save this wonderful symbol of our Democracy and Country Bless you all

  10. Unknown says:

    So what was wrong with the Eagle?

  11. painterx7 says:

    The tail of the eagle got wet and froze solid.I have seen this happen.

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