Rescuers freed a stranded hawk which had spent the day tangled up in a TV aerial in Blackburn.
Turbary Woods
Why Hawk Luly got in a real flap
Why Hawk Luly got in a real flap

Why Hawk Luly got in a real flap

Rescuers freed a stranded hawk which had spent the day tangled up in a TV aerial in Blackburn.

Thanks to the efforts of the RSPCA, the fire brigade and Turbary Woods Owl and Bird Sanctuary, Luly the hawk will be reunited with her owner.

Andrew Bilsborough, zoo director at Turbary Woods Owl and Bird Sanctuary, was called in to free the tangled bird at 5pm on Friday and two hours later the bird was free.

With the help of firefighters, Mr Bilsborough untangled the four-year-old hawk's leather tag from the aerial, where it had become snagged.

Mr Bilsborough said: "The bird's jesse was tangled in the TV aerial and it was in obvious distress. It only took me five minutes to untangle the bird and then secure it with a tag."

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