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Bird of prey plucked to safety from tree in Harwich
7:30am Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in News
BIRD-LOVERS staged a dramatic rescue after a terrified hawk became caught in the branches of a tree.
The harris hawk was wearing leather anklets which got caught in a dead tree by Dovercourt Caravan Park.
A security guard raised the alarm and Colchester Owl Rescue raced into action.
They had to hire a cherry-picker to reach the panicking bird of prey, which was hanging upside down 30ft in the air.
Husband and wife team Dave and Katrina Myers braved the hawk's razor-sharp beak and talons as they tried to free her.
The successful rescue operation took a massive four hours.
"It was a bit of an ordeal for the bird and for us," said Katrina.
If the hawk belongs to you, call Katrina on 07711 919505.