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Viral video: Bald eagle rescued after almost being drowned by octopus it tried to eat

The farmers reportedly decided to intervene when the found the octopus with its tentacles wrapped around the eagle, who was barely afloat.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 13, 2019 4:29:13 pm
Bald eagle and octopus, Eagle and Octopus, Viral video, Trending, Indian Express news The farmer’s group watched the battle for at least 10 minutes, before deciding to intervene.

A bald eagle that tried to catch an octopus needed to be rescued by a group of salmon farmers in the Vancouver Islands in the US.

The farmers were returning to a float house when they heard the shrieks of the bird and found the fully grown bald eagle caught in the tentacles of the octopus.

The octopus had wrapped its tentacles around the eagle, who was barely afloat. The farmers reportedly decided to intervene when it became clear that the bird was going to drown if they didn’t help.

One of those on the boat used a pole to pull the two creatures closer which caused the tentacles to loosen. Gradually, the men were able to get the octopus to release the bird.

Watch the video here:

After recovering on a nearby branch, the bird flew away, seemingly unscathed. The octopus swam off into the water, changing colours as it did so.

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