Chicago cop helps rescue young injured falcon

Credit: Chicago Police Department 18th District CAPS Office

CHICAGO — A young peregrine falcon is still alive thanks to a bicyclist and a Chicago Police officer who is quickly becoming the most popular cop among the city’s bird population.

The Chicago Tribune reports that on Thursday morning, 37-year-old Thomas Baker saw a bird on the sidewalk in the city’s Streeterville neighborhood that an unidentified bicyclist had pulled off the roadway and called a volunteer conservation project that protects migratory birds. The bird was taken a wildlife center to be evaluated and cared for.

Two months ago Baker helped save a gull that had become entangled in a kite near the Lincoln Park Zoo.

After that rescue, Baker was invited to watch the bird being released back into the wild.

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