This afternoon, WES was forwarded a call from the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter about a small hawk that had dropped into a storm drain on Highway 1 near River Street in Santa Cruz, CA.
The bird must have been clipped by a car, as the reporting party saw it struggling on the road before it fell into the opening of the drain.
Santa Cruz Police assisted with traffic control as Duane Titus rescued the small accipiter. Check out the video:
The sharp-shinned was delivered to Native Animal Rescue for care.
THANK YOU SANTA CRUZ PD!!!