Denton Miller’s favorite is black and white flannel. He’s had this shirt for eight years and wears it all the time. But one day, he had no idea he was going to help her save lives. Driving home from Philadelphia on Memorial Day weekend, Mr. Miller was about to drive home when the car in front of him slowed down. While parking his motorbike on the side of this two-way highway, Mr. Miller was surprised to discover the cause of the traffic jam.
“I looked down to see the reason everyone was stopping and saw a bald eagle in the middle of the road,” Miller recounted. Other people joined him. Other people were watching, nodding to see if they could duck or fly. They spread their wings and went nowhere.” Mr. Miller, an animal lover, felt compelled to help save this injured bird from danger. The large animal was injured and unable to fly, but with his powerful claws, Miller pulled out his favorite flannel and threw it at him. To his surprise, the eagle remained calm as he wrapped him in his luggage.
The large animal was injured and unable to fly, but with his powerful claws, Miller pulled out his favorite flannel and threw it at him. To his surprise, the eagle remained calm as he wrapped him in his clothes. “I picked him up and he was very calm,” Miller said. He was a little annoyed when people wanted to take pictures of him, but I managed to control him well.” Having successfully freed the eagle, Mr Miller called 911 and eventually contacted Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research, a local bird rehabilitation center. Miller held the 15-pound bird for about 45 minutes while waiting for rescuers to arrive.
“I wasn’t thinking of anything in particular while I was holding it.” Mr. Miller said. I was just trying to calm him down, make sure he was safe and wouldn’t fall. Miller added: “To be able to hold the bird and calm it down like that is amazing.” I was surprised.” Rescuers believe that after several days of treatment, the bald eagle can be released back into the wild.
“He has a slight injury to one eye and some soft tissue damage, but no broken bones.” Rebecca Stansell of Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research said so. The falcon was anesthetized and its injuries were treated by a wildlife veterinarian. An accident can still happen, but we are optimistic about his full recovery.” Miller’s beloved flannel has certainly seen better days. But I’m happy about it. I will definitely wear it again.” Donations can be made to the Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research Center to help the bald eagle get the treatment it needs.