NEWARK (CBS SF) – Firefighters videotaped the dramatic rescue of a hawk trapped in the netting atop a gas station in Newark, on Sunday.
The rescue was videotaped by the Alameda County Fire Department.READ MORE: UPDATE: Cal Fire Crews Reach 80% Containment on Fremont Fire Near Napa-Sonoma County Line
A long ladder was used to get to the bird. After climbing across the span, one firefighter held the hawk steady while the other cut the netting to free it.READ MORE: NHL Clears Evander Kane In Gambling Probe; Faces New Allegations Of Spousal Abuse
The ordeal took about 15 minutes.
The two rescuers posed with the bird before Newark Police took the hawk to a clinic.MORE NEWS: Posey, Bryant Lead Giants Past Padres, Increase NL West Lead To 2 Games
In a tweet, firefighters thanked @NewarkCA_Police for “providing support and traffic control for the rescue.”