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Santa leaves presents in the strangest places

Posted by murcha on December 12, 2007

What a weird heading, you might ask!!! However, one of our grade 5 boys needed to use the bathroom and duly sought permission to leave the classroom. hawk1.jpgAfter some time, he was back to tell me that there was a chicken hawk (a gosshawk) in the boys toilets. Santa leaves the strangest presents in the strangest places!!!

The big rescue operation went into action. Phone calls were made to local native bird keepers to get nets and other gosshawkneeded gear. However, one of our teachers who is a farmer and extremely fit and agile, reached up to the high ledge and caught the terrified bird. A bevy of excited students soon surrounded the teacher and bird. After a short photographic session, the gosshawk was finally released into the great outdoors.

nb The digital camera was at the ready, and photos were taken. These were duly resized and renamed to jpg, to enable uploading online. Some of the photos have been added to this blog.

released into the air


4 Responses to “Santa leaves presents in the strangest places”

  1. lorigloyd said

    Awesome. I’m glad the little guy was released unscathed.

  2. And to think you can now share this wonderful story with so many of us Anne. It is utterly amazing really. Bring on technological advancements! I am a huge fan of this modern commmunication. (did I really have to add this statement of the obvious? :-))

  3. imogen88 said

    Loved this story! Agree with Heather, what a great way to see what is going on, and getting positive news out there. Wonderful.

  4. Two stories I would like to add to your grade five adventure: Once, long ago, in a far country, a baby rabbit fell into the pit of the boys outdoor toilet. I was a young teacher and didn’t know what to do but one very brave little boy let the biggest boy in the school hold him by the heels while the younger fellow caught the bunny by the ears and lifted him out.
    On another occasion in a different school one of my boys was very angry because one of the tiny Grade Ones let his collection of little snakes out of the cage he had in the boys’ toilet. Fran

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