The Arlington County Fire Department answers the call for all hazards, from fires to chemical spills to explosives to technical rescues. And, it turns out, for birds that get themselves stuck on roofs.
Yesterday firefighters responded to a multi-story residential building in the Ballston area to help free a bird that somehow had its head become wedged in the siding.
Using ladders to get to the roof, firefighters successfully rescued the bird, which was identified by animal control as a starling.
There’s no word on whether any opportunistic cats got stuck in trees while attempting their own extraction of the hapless bird.
Chief Toussaint confirms it’s a starling!
— AWLArlington, VA (@AWLAArlington) March 11, 2021
We are so grateful to Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and Arlington County Fire Department for saving this trapped starling yesterday! pic.twitter.com/ekNEL6kKrV
— AWLArlington, VA (@AWLAArlington) March 12, 2021