Watch a Photographer Rescue an Eagle From Thick Mud
The white-tailed eagle, the largest bird of prey in northern Europe, is reportedly recovering well.
A nature photographer dragged himself through thick mud to rescue an eagle in a coastal marsh in Poland. The whole thing was captured in a video that includes some dramatic drone shots.
Photographer Krzysztof Chomicz made the daring rescue near the town of Swinoujscie, with the help of local firefighters, European media have reported. Chomicz brought the distressed bird, a white-tailed eagle, back to dry land, enduring some pecking at his arms and legs in the process.
To avoid getting trapped in the mud himself, Chomicz held on to a rope that was attached to the land. (Watch villagers save a drowning leopard.)
According to local reports, the eagle was treated by wildlife rehabilitators and then transferred to a refuge