Call it one lucky bird.
A Red-Tailed Hawk, injured while hunting for food, was saved by a kind group of passersby right outside our 1011 studios in Lincoln early Wednesday evening.
Animal control officers say the bird may have hit a car, while going after some prey.
In any event, some people just strolling by rushed to help the raptor, removing it from a ditch and letting it rest in the shade.
Soon animal control carefully placed the bird in a cage and carried it away to safety.
To see the bird face to beak, as it were, just watch Owen Jensen's report.