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Distressed hawk rescued after getting stuck in bench

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A huge bird of prey was rescued by an environmental officer after it became distressed due to its leg being stuck inbetween planks of wood on a picnic table.

The juvenile red-tailed hawk was rescued by a New York state (NYS) environmental conservation police officer in Lakeside State Park, Carlton.

"[The officer] safely freed the hawk from its precarious perch and released it unharmed," NYS Department of Environmental Conservation said in a statement.

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