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    Anacostia

    Park District of Columbia

Eagle to Eagle Rescue

Over a dozen bald eagles made the mistake of landing in a slurry of mud.
Over a dozen bald eagles made the mistake of landing a slurry of mud and were trapped.  Big Eagle to the rescue!
Tom Darden
 
U. S. Park Police were called and came in their helicopter Eagle.  Hovering inches above the muck they began plucking birds from the mud that trapped them.
U.S. Park Police came to the rescue in their helicopter, the Eagle.  Hovering inches above the mud, they began pulling trapped eagles to freedom.
Tom Darden
 
The eagles were loaded on board.
The bald eagles were loaded on board the helicopter to a waiting crew.
Tom Darden
 
Park Police moved from bird to bird in the Eagle until all were on board.
Park Police moved from bird to bird in the Eagle until all the bald eagles were on board.
Tom Darden
 
Wet and cold, the bald eagles are taken to a recovery center.  They are free thanks to the dedication and daring of the U. S. Park Police and Eagle.
Wet, cold, and frightened, the birds are brought to a recovery center.  They are free thanks to U. S. Park Police and a really big Eagle.
Tom Darden

Did You Know?

brown cattails against a clear blue fall sky

Cattails may be among the most useful plants in North America. Almost all parts of the plant were eaten providing year round food. The brown fuzzy part has shown antibacterial properties. The leaves can be made into many household goods including shingles for the house. More...