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Hawk rescued from net at Connecticut sports complex

Animal rescuers were called out to Sportsplex in North Branford, Conn., to rescue a hawk that became entangled in a net. Photo courtesy of the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter/Facebook
Animal rescuers were called out to Sportsplex in North Branford, Conn., to rescue a hawk that became entangled in a net. Photo courtesy of the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter/Facebook

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June 19 (UPI) -- Animal rescuers responded to a Connecticut sports complex to rescue a red-tailed hawk found entangled in a net.

The Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter said Sportsplex officials called to report the stuck bird of prey at the North Branford facility.

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Rescuers arrived and carefully disentangled the hawk's talons from the net.

The hawk was taken to rehabilitation center A Place Called Hope to receive treatment for torn tendons. Officials said the bird will eventually be returned to the wild.

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