.. went back to fishing and ignored us completely. It never ceases to amaze me how the grizzlies of the Glendale River have accepted our presence and as long as we remain stationary we become part of the background and are not a threat. That does not mean that the pepper spray was not ready to be used. I talked to the guests and the said that they did not feel threatened and that the bear seem calm and deliberate in it’s actions.
Once the eagle was as dry as we could get it without doing damage we proceeded to the nearest beach. Once out of the boat with the eagle we placed it on the shore above the high tide mark. It was interesting because the eagle did not fight our care. Even once it was unwrapped on the shore it did not try to claw or bite likely because it was to exhausted and only wanted to be dry and out of the water. The good news is that I returned to the area several days later and there was no sign of the eagle, eagle feathers or carcass on the beach which tells me it recovered.
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