A red-tailed hawk that flew into a car traveling on a highway in Connecticut—landing on the driver’s lap—has been released back into the wild.
Dan Caitlin was driving along the Merritt Parkway in Trumbull, Conn., last week when the hawk flew into the windshield of his car, bounced off the side window and fell into his lap, animal control officials told the Fairfield Citizen.
Fairfield Animal Control officer Paul Miller told Yahoo News that the injured bird was treated and released several days later.
The leafy suburb has had more than its share of raptor news.
In March, town officials were forced to hire a falconer from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to capture a territorial red-shouldered hawk that had reportedly been attacking residents.