Ann Arbor (WWJ) The Humane Society of Huron Valley rescued an American Bald Eagle tangled in fishing line in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
“The wire was wrapped around his wing, tying him to a log where he was trapped,” a Facebook post from the Howell Nature Center, now caring for the majestic bird, stated.
The eagle's name is Henry.
After the rescue last Saturday, Henry was taken to the Howell Nature Center. The vet examined him and found no serious injuries. He will be given a brief time to rest from his ordeal before his caretakers put him in an outdoor 100-foot-flight pen to see if he can still fly.
“Once he successfully completes all of his flight tests, he will be returned to Ann Arbor and released back into the wild to rejoin his family,” the post read.
Henry’s family includes his mate and their one baby, who is old enough for the mother to care for while Dad is away.
However, the Humane Society of Huron Valley said similar stories often don’t have a happy ending.
“Improperly discarded fishing line is a major cause of death and injury in wildlife. We are also providing care for a wood duck that was found with a fishing lure stuck in him,” they said.
Information on how you can safely discard fishing line here.
Did we mention that Henry's famous? He and his family are regulars on a popular nest cam. In fact, the Humane Society of Huron Valley said his fans sent word he had been missing—allowing rescuers to find him in the nick of time.