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Hawk rescued after getting stuck on van roof in St. George

Posted at 4:30 PM, Apr 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-20 19:47:31-04

ST. GEORGE, Utah — A hawk was rescued and released after it got stuck in a very tight spot in southern Utah.


The St. George Police Department reported that a family was driving south on Interstate 15 near exit eight when the hawk flew into the van after coming up out of a grassy median.

The hawk got stuck in a tight spot between the roof of the van and the cargo carrier. A responding officer from the St. George Police Department was able to pull the hawk out and hold it until the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources could check the bird out.


A wildlife expert determined the hawk was miraculously not injured at all and released it in a safer place.