Red-Tailed Hawk Captured Inside Pacific Northwest Home

Paula Liu
By Paula Liu
November 30, 2018US News

Birds are always flying about, out in the open—the same goes for hawks, perhaps even more so.

So, imagine your shock at finding a hawk in the middle of your home.

But that’s just exactly what one family in Bellevue, Washington, saw. When the residents arrived home, on Nov. 19, they found a window broken, and to their surprise, inside the house, a red-tailed hawk had perched itself on one of the chairs in their dining room.

The Washington Department of Wildlife officer Kim Chandler was called in to assist in the situation, according to Kiro7.

The video captured the moments when the wildlife officer moved to capture the bird.

Slowly, Chandler made to grab for the bird’s talons and pulled pantyhose over the bird to keep its movements restrained, all the while still allowing the bird to breathe.

Chandler took the bird home, and put it in a box for the night, and was released it the next morning.

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