RUSH CITY (AP) — A U.S. Army veteran turned to his sharp-shooting skills to free a bald eagle trapped in a Minnesota tree.

The eagle had become entangled in a rope and had been hanging upside down from a tree near Jason and Jackie Galvin's Rush City cabin for several days.

Jason Galvin finally decided to try to shoot the rope on Thursday. He used a .22-caliber rifle with a scope to fire 150 shots before he finally severed the rope. The rope was only 4 inches long and the rescue effort took 90 minutes.

The eagle was never hit by a bullet. The couple wrapped it in a blanket and was taken to the University of Minnesota's Raptor Center.