After Series of Attacks, Troy Fire Removes Baby Cooper Hawk

After Series of Attacks, Troy Fire Removes Baby Cooper Hawk

(Troy Fire Dept, June 26, 2018)

Troy, MI- A nesting pair of Cooper’s Hawks had been attacking residents on Hempstead Street in Troy for some time. After multiple citizens were injured from these attacks, and with no one in which to turn, a firefighter from the Troy Fire Department offered his assistance.

This firefighter, who wishes to remain anonymous, is federally licensed to handle birds of prey. He contacted the appropriate agencies and offered his assistance. Approval to remediate the situation was granted by multiple federal agencies.

After inspecting the nest, one chick, approximately 15 days old, and two damaged eggs were discovered. The eggs and nest were removed from the tree and destroyed. The healthy chick was secured and is currently receiving proper care.

With the nest removed, the adult birds should leave the area, and residents will no longer have to watch the skies in fear. Once the chick matures, it will eventually be released back into the wild.

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