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What if a hawk gets stuck inside a building?
Hawks are large predatory birds. Some hawk species, such as the Cooper’s hawk, are not very large. These hawk species can easily get stuck in a building. Like any other bird, Hawks find themselves and do not know the way out. The bird panics and gets high up the building to the ceiling. When a hawk gets stuck in a building, you have to lure it out.
Hawks hardly voluntarily enter buildings. The hawk probably entered the building as it was chasing prey. Cooper’s hawks get trapped in buildings as they hunt other birds. For a hawk to be trapped, it has to be flying low. The hawk does not want to be in the building- this makes persuading it to come out a lot easier.
First, you need to close entrances to the inner rooms of the building. The biggest problem with hawks and any other bird is that when they panic they fly high without realizing that all they need to do is fly low and find their exit. Make sure the only open opening is will lead the bird outside the building. Make sure pets are not around. The hawk is a predatory bird. Also, cats do not behave well around birds. Having pets in the area where the bird is trapped will make it panic. Ensure that the only source of light is near the exit. Having multiple sources of light will confuse the hawk and will have a hard time identifying the exit.
If the hawk does not follow your bait, lead it towards the exit. Use long objects to guide it towards the exit. Make sure the hawk does not grab the item you are using to direct it towards the exit. Make sure you do not hit the bird. A hawk is wild and may not react well to a hit.
If the method of luring does not work, it is the time you tried trapping the hawk. You may consider calling a professional wildlife remover before attempting to trap the bird. Wildlife removers have the knowledge and the tools to trap safely or remove the hawk. Wildlife specialists have knowledge of all the types of hawks and will know how to handle the species in the building.
If you decide to trap the hawk without professional help, you need a mist net. If a mist net is not readily available, you can use a bed sheet. Once you have trapped the bird, release it outside the building. The hawk will fly away. Be careful when catching a hawk- they have sharp talons.
The hawk is quite harmless as long as it is not provoked. You only need to ensure there are no pets around. Do not kill the bird, this might get you arrested.