27 Aug 2017

Hawk Takes Shelter From Hurricane in Houston Taxi

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A Houston-area taxi driver picked up a strange passenger on Friday night as Hurricane Harvey was barreling down on the Texas coast, a Cooper’s hawk seeking shelter from the hurricane.

Many people in Texas relied on the kindness of others to evacuate and stay safe during the Category 4 hurricane. The same can be said for Harvey the Hurricane Hawk.

“He just kind of hopped on in and doesn’t want to leave,” taxi driver William Bruso said in the first of a series of YouTube videos featuring Harvey the Hawk. “He looks kind of scared.”

Bruso drove the hawk back to his home giving him plenty of opportunities to fly away, but Harvey had settled on a place to ride out the storm.

Harvey spent the night with Bruso watching the news, eating snacks, relaxed and hunkered down for the storm.

On Saturday morning, Bruso reached out to the Texas Wildlife Rescue Center (TWRC) who took Harvey to rehabilitate.

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2 Feedbacks on "Hawk Takes Shelter From Hurricane in Houston Taxi"

ed in texas

You’ve heard the expression “Not a fit night out for man or beast”?

Where I am (south of Houston) 18+ inches of rain (it kept topping my rain gauge), we had ~50 mph winds, and now the flooding spreads.


Hawk dude was buffetted and stunned. Found a safe haven,good man,Bruso.

Hang in there, Ed in TX. Your country does care.


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