Bald eagle trapped in Alaska tree rescued on 4th of July

    Eagles enjoy some sun in Tee Harbor. Photo credit to Charles M. Murphy.

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A wildlife official said a bird symbolizing America’s freedom had to be liberated on Independence Day after becoming stuck in a tree in Alaska.

    The Juneau Empire reported an adult, female bald eagle was hurt but conscious after being untangled from a spruce tree in Juneau.

    Kathy Benner of the Juneau Raptor Center said the bird was stuck in the tree in Ernest Gruening State Historical Park after a wire tethered its wing to a tree branch.

    The bird was taken to the Alaska Raptor Center in Sitka, which was expected to determine whether the eagle suffered a broken bone.

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