Falcon freed after getting leg caught in NJ tree

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December 28, 2011 6:43:05 AM PST
It took a fire truck and a chain saw to do it, but animal control officers have freed a falcon stuck in a tree in northern New Jersey.

Authorities say the adult predator was found Tuesday afternoon hanging upside down high in a tree outside Park Ridge High School.

The bird's leg was tangled in rope, according to The Record (http://bit.ly/vSBorE).

An animal control officer climbed a fire truck's ladder and cut through branches to reach the bird.

The falcon was taken in for evaluation.

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