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Firefighters swoop to save Harris Hawk stuck up a tree in Droitwich

Droitwich Editorial 26th Jan, 2015 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

FIREFIGHTERS in Droitwich have rescued a bird of prey who found himself in a flap after getting stuck up a tree.

The crew arrived at about 9.30am this morning (Monday) to find the Harris Hawk stranded on a branch 20metres up by the Raven Hotel.

A call had been made by the RSPCA officers who were concerned the hawk was becoming distressed about the situation.

Firefighters used an aerial ladder platform to assist the bewildered bird before handing it to the RSPCA.

That dramatic rescue occured less than 48 hours after a cat was rescued from a tree in Corbett Avenue.

The misfortunate moggy was stuck on a branch 13metres up and Droitwich firefighters used a nine-metre ladder, a working at height kit and a salvage sheet to gather him up.

The RSPCA had also requested assistance from the fire service on that occasion.

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