Today, Duane and Rebecca responded to a call about a Cooper's hawk that was stuck inside the large printing warehouse of the Wall Street Journal in Mountain View, CA.
The bird was likely pursuing a small bird when it traveled into a loading dock before entering the cavernous building.
|In the back, where the lights are on, the ceiling extends another |
20' or so making it especially difficult to reach, or to flush out.
Thankfully, it was a Saturday and the web press was not in use - the facility was dark and quiet. One of the paper's longtime employees, Mitch, helped out with a forklift to get Duane high enough to reach the ceiling with a long-handled net. Confused in the darkness, the bird fell softly into the bag of the net.
Frightened, but in good shape, the hawk was immediately set free.