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Kind man rescues hawk who got stuck in his car’s grille

April 14th, 2021

It’s highly unlikely for birds to get caught up in a street accident. As a matter of fact, you would not think that a specific species of bird would appear there. However, when they do, this happens:

A hawk got stuck in a car’s grilles after flying straight into it

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You’d most likely wonder how a hawk would get into a road accident and most especially getting itself get stuck on the grills. Unbelievable as it is, this happened to someone who was driving their car over 55 miles per hour. Miraculously, the bird was still alive.

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The only problem is how could they free the bird’s head that got stuck inside the grills. They tried moving to pull him out, but they couldn’t risk getting scratched by the bird’s talons.

A hawk in the city?

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It is unlikely to see an agile hawk be hit by a car or even the fact that a hawk is flying freely in an urban area. However, it seems that hawks have started to get used to flocking in the cities as it happens to be a big hunting ground for them, especially when some people are keeping songbirds as pets.

They were confused by the situation, but that didn’t stop them from trying to help the poor hawk.

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Even if they got him out, they were sure that the hawk would aggressively attack them afterward. Some people might not mind pulling the bird out violently if they happened to be in this incident. However, these people felt really sorry for the bird that they knew in their heart that they should save him.

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They popped the car’s hood open, but even when the woman tried to get her camera to peek underneath, they still weren’t able to get a clear look at the bird’s stuck head. The man went to get it and came back to use it to push the bird’s head out of the grilles. It took only a single pop and the hawk’s head was out of there.

Thankfully, the bird suffered no serious injuries.

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The hawk was finally out, and they saw how elegant and pretty the bird was. They immediately examined the bird, checking whether it hurt its neck or its wings. Fortunately, they found no problems.

They were really scared at first about how the bird would react after freeing him, but it turned out their speculations were wrong. In fact, the bird seemed to be very calm about it. The hawk refused to move for a while, probably because the shock of the incident still lingered on him.

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The rescuers gave the hawk some time to process, but it did not take that long for the bird to be able to span its own wings after giving him a little push. They were successful in saving the poor hawk, and they were able to witness a magnificent sight of the hawk flying back to its home.

Birds getting hit by cars.

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You could almost not imagine a bird getting involved in a road accident, but as a matter of fact, they do, just not as usual. That said, Phys.org presented an interesting reason on why birds get hit by cars, and that is because of their small bird brains.

In the article, they mentioned that most bird species that get hit by cars are usually those who had smaller brains, like pigeons. Still, you just can’t believe that this happened to a hawk.

Check out the rescue video below!

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Source: PHYS , ZME Science

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