Authorities in Chisago County got quite the break from their typical law enforcement duties this weekend.
The sheriff's office received a call Saturday morning about a wounded bald eagle, sending deputies to a flooded, wooded area where they found the bird with an apparent wing injury.
The interaction — and the tricky rescue — were captured on video:
Though the deputy was teased about his fear of the eagle's talons, he was able to wrap the bird in a blanket and get it into his squad car, according to a Facebook post from the sheriff.
An update on Twitter says the deputies contacted the Parrot Adoption Education Program in Forest Lake, which in turn "assisted with temporary care and transport down to the Gabbert Raptor Center" at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul.
According to the Minnesota DNR, Minnesota and Wisconsin are "home to the largest population of nesting bald eagles in the United States outside of Alaska."