The Building's & Docks foreman came up to my office this morning to report a bald eagle had caught its foot in a railing and was unable to extricate itself. I located the Fish and Game office number for him and went downstairs to see - yup - a bald eagle hanging upside down like a bat.
The eagle was actually pretty stoic about the whole thing, considering. I thought it was cool that another immature eagle perched on the railing above him, keeping him company. I always tend to anthropomorphize pretty much any animal I observe, so what I attributed to loyal companionship on the part of the second eagle may have been it waiting for the trapped eagle to die so he could eat it . . .
After awhile, someone showed up to free the eagle. You can just see the top of the dog kennel to the left that he brought in case the eagle needed further rehabilitation after release. The guy was wearing gloves, but otherwise absolutely no protective gear of any kind, earning him Captain Cojones status in my book. In about 30 seconds he had freed the eagle's claw from where it was wedged and the eagle flew off like nothing happened. I apologize for the quality of the pictures but the only camera at hand was the cheapie one we use in engineering to snap photos of parts to help source them out. Not something you see every day, fortunately!