A Harris Hawk has been rescued from a Swansea tree, following joint action from RSPCA Cymru and the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service.
The bird was spotted by a passer-by on 14 March; stuck upside down in a silver birch tree in the Townhill area.
Sadly, the bird’s jesses had become intertwined in branches, leaving the Harris Hawk trapped approximately 25-feet up the tree.
RSPCA Cymru attended, and enlisted the support of Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, who cut the branch and lowered the bird to safety.
The Harris Hawk is now in a boarding establishment following the incident. The owner has been identified – and arrangements are being made for the bird’s return. It is understood the bird has been missing for approximately one week.
Ellie West, RSPCA animal collection officer, said: “It was fantastic to be able to work with officers from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, to ensure this hawk was brought back to safety.
“The bird is doing very well; and arrangements were quickly made concerning a return to the owner.
“It’s brilliant to be involved in a happy ending, and – in working with the Fire and Rescue Service – this is another example of how we can do such great things for animals, by working in collaboration.”
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