'You Seen the Talons On This?': Minnesota Deputy Rescues Wounded Eagle

Two Chisago County Sheriff’s deputies made light of an unusual rescue operation on April 25 as they were called to help a bald eagle that was seen injured in a flooded woods.

Deputy Finnegan was tasked with grabbing the bird, and put on leather welding gloves to protect himself.

His colleague, a safe distance away, joked as he struggled to get a quilt around the eagle, “Don’t be chicken. Just grab it, big baby.” Finnegan is heard reply, “You seen the talons on this thing?”

The sheriff’s office said Finnegan contacted the Parrot Adoption Education facility in Forest Lake and the Gabbert Raptor Center, who made arrangements to care for the injured eagle. Credit: Chisago County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful