A bird of prey’s prayers were answered when firefighters scaled a 40ft a tree in Ellesmere Port to rescue it.
The Finnish Goshawk got herself in a bit of a tangle on Thornton Road on Friday (April 29).
She had broken free from her tether, which was still attached to her when she flew away, and the tether got tangled up in the tree when she landed in it.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and RSPCA came to her aid after an eagle-eyed member of the public spotted her.
RSPCA inspector Leanne Cragg, who attended the rescue, said: “Initially the fire brigade had a bit of trouble getting the ladder up in the right place and had to chop some branches away but thankfully they got the bird down to safety.
“The fire brigade did an excellent job in helping to rescue her - I can’t thank them enough for their help.”
The buzzard sustained some minor injuries from the branches and was taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Nantwich to be checked over before being picked up by her concerned owner later that day.