A trapper in northwest Livingston County notified the Livingston County Sheriff's office Sunday of an unintended catch in one of his traps. The sportsman was intending on catching legal game such as bobcats and learned, that instead, he had a bald eagle.
Deputy Sheriff Eric Menconi and Conservation Agent Jake Strozewski responded to the call where Menconi used a jail suicide proof blanket and placed over the large eagle, which had about a 6-foot wingspan. The officers were then able to free the bird. Menconi reported the eagle appeared exhausted and uninjured.