New Orleans Firemen rescue hawk
August 20, 2013 4:39 AM Subscribe
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Rescuing a kitten from a tree is child's play compared to the crew of Engine No. 35's capture of a hawk in City Park early Sunday evening (Aug. 18). A resident called the New Orleans Fire Department to report a hawk trailing a long length of twine, tangled in a tree. "I don't like how he is looking at me" said Andy Monteverde, a firefighter working up the nerve to grab the hawk. Capt. Mark Shubert encouraged F/F Andy, "Just grab a handful of leg." Scroll down
for the live action video.This morning
, Shubert reported that he delivered the bird safely to the Audubon Zoo, where it is being examined, X-rayed and rehydrated. Shubert said that the bird was identified as a juvenile Red Shouldered hawk, a common sight in Crescent City skies. Shubert said that if all goes as planned, the bird will be transferred to a wildlife rehabilitator and released.