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Hawk carpools on Virginia highway while stuck on car grill

A hawk was found stuck in the grill of a car on the highway during a Monday commute.

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — A hawk in Fairfax County, Virginia was in need of a wingman after it had a slight delay in its commute on Monday when a driver found that it was stuck on the grill of their car.

According to the Fairfax County Police Department, after being called to rescue the hawk around the area of I-66 and I-495, Animal Protection Police Officer McLemore removed the hawk from the car. 

Following the bird's rescue, the officer made plans for the hawk to be taken care of at a licensed wildlife rehabilitation center, according to officials.

"Thanks to our Animal Protection Police Officers for all you do," the Fairfax County Police Department on Facebook. 

Animal Protection Police Officer McLemore to the rescue! This morning, APPO McLemore was called to the area of I-66 and...

Posted by Fairfax County Police Department on Saturday, August 27, 2022

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