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Sharon Firefighters Rescue Entangled Hawk

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A hawk was rescued in Sharon on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, after the bird became entangled in landscape netting. (Credit: Sharon Fire Department)

A hawk was rescued in Sharon on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, after the bird became entangled in landscape netting. (Credit: Sharon Fire Department)

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SHARON (CBS) — Members of the Sharon Fire Department and the Animal Rescue League of Boston saved a hawk Sunday afternoon that had become entangled in landscape netting, public safety officials said.

At about 1 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to Sentry Hill Road after public safety officials received a report of a large bird in distress. When the firefighters arrived, they found the hawk on the ground entangled in netting that had been placed around shrubbery.

The firefighters draped a blanket over the hawk, calming the animal, then cut the netting to free the bird of prey. Members of the Animal Rescue League of Boston took the hawk for possible treatment.

A hawk rescued from an entanglement in Sharon recovers at the Animal Rescue League of Boston on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. (Credit: Animal Rescue League of Boston)

A hawk rescued from an entanglement in Sharon recovers at the Animal Rescue League of Boston on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. (Credit: Animal Rescue League of Boston)

The Fire Department reported the netting had been place around vegetation to keep deer from eating it.

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