Friends can come from unusual places. In this hawk’s case, his friend came in the form of a Texas man with a cab.
A Youtube user under the name of William Bruso posted a video on Friday of a hawk that had taken refuge in his taxi. Bruso said the hawk did not want to leave the car and seemed afraid.
As the beautiful creature stared back at Bruso, he theorized on video that perhaps the hawk was just scared from the changes in the weather.
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“He just kind of hopped on in and doesn’t want to leave,” Bruso said. “He’s not hurt. He just doesn’t want leave the car.”
Bruso posted updates of the hawk throughout the weekend. He also gave it a name.
“Sgt. Hurricane Harvey the Hawk,” Bruso said in the last video he posted on Youtube.
Among the videos Bruso posted, he shared how Sgt. Hurricane Harvey was riding out the storm inside Bruso’s home. Bruso provided Sgt. Hurricane Harvey with water and even chicken hearts.
Bruso repeatedly said he had attempted to let Sgt. Hurricane Harvey go. In one of his videos, he shows how Sgt. Hurricane Harvey just did not want to fly away from his open car door. So, Bruso decided to just take him in through the storm, promising to call wildlife officials come Monday.
In the last video update that Bruso posted on Saturday, a staffer from the Texas Wildlife Rehab Coalition can be seen taking with her Sgt. Hurricane Harvey for extra special care.
The coalition posted a video update on Sunday on Sgt. Hurricane Harvey. A woman said Sgt. Hurricane Harvey has an injury that is preventing him from flying.
“So he would not have survived the storm if he had not been picked up,” she said.
The extent of Sgt. Hurricane Harvey’s injuries were unknown as of the update. Flooding was preventing staff from taking him into the wildlife center for X-rays. Future video updates are expected.
Meanwhile, Bruso wasn’t done rescuing animals.
On Sunday, he posted a new video of Pickles, “the neighborhood cat.” In the video, a tortoiseshell is curled up on the head of one of a man in Bruso’s home. Though Bruso jokes that his home is no animal shelter, he still says that the cat’s cuddling is “adorable.”
“She’s taking refuge from the storm as well,” Bruso said. “It’s the neighborhood cat. It had no where else to go. The water is getting high, so she decides to come in here to seek refuge.”
Cynthia Roldán: @CynthiaRoldan