Brett Bacon and his family were enjoying a boat ride across Lake Windermere in British Columbia, about 130 miles from the United States border, when they spotted a “giant bird” struggling on the water.

As they approached the flailing bird, Bacon handed the wheel to his partner Lindsey, who captured the brave effort on video. As he hung himself over the side of the boat to reach the raptor, he realized it was a young bald eagle.

“When I pulled it out of the water, I was like, ‘holy s- -t, this is a big bird.’ And then I saw his feet,” Bacon told The Post of the “juvenile” bird’s sizable talons.

Now, Americans on social media are thanking Bacon for his compassion towards the symbolic animal.

“I almost was like, ‘turn off the camera like help me do this!'” Bacon said of his cohort. “But she kept filming, luckily, and it kind of all came together.”

“I’m really glad she did because it’s been a pretty hilarious response,” said Bacon, who also celebrated his 32nd birthday on Thursday.

Once they brought it back to shore, friends helped make sure the disoriented animal was safe. Later, Bacon was notified by “wildlife officials” that the eagle had been taken to a facility for care, and to give it time to regain strength. The newly-initiated wildlife rescuer also said he was invited to see the bird released back into the wild when deemed ready.

The harrowing footage also shows their baby son, Brooks, looking on as his hero pop consoled the majestic creature. “Had to prove to my son I’m cool,” Bacon captioned on Instagram. He also said he had no fear that the fierce flyer might latch-on to the infant and whisk him away.

“First of all, our kid is massive … like 22 pounds, and he’s five months old,” the proud papa said. “This bird weighed less than our son so I was not worried.”

“[Brooks] was so unfazed,” he added. “Our little guy didn’t even make a peep. So, I’ll have to show that video to them when he’s a little older.”



Responses to "Man rescues drowning baby bald eagle from B.C. lake, is hailed as American hero"

  1. Run 3 says:

    That man is amazing for saving the eagle

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