A hawk that flew onto a Manchester road and got stuck behind a car grill was rescued by animal control and local firefighters on Wednesday.
A driver was heading down Interstate 84 when a red-tailed hawk flew into the path of her SUV, Animal Control Officer Elease McConnell told the Hartford Courant.
The driver pulled over into a nearby restaurant and called for help. Her husband arrived and took the grill apart with help from Manchester firefighters.
McConnell said the bird did not appear to have a head injury, but one leg might have been hurt.
Once the hawk was free, it was taken to the Bolton Veterinary Hospital for treatment.