A man filmed the moment a hawk wouldn’t budge from his taxi cab as Hurricane Harvey barreled towards Texas.
As thousands evacuated the Houston area ahead of the Category 4 hurricane and others hunkered down, one hawk sought refuge in a car in Houston on Friday.
William Bruso was picking up supplies when he found the bird ‘looking scared’ as the animal sat with its wings tucked close to its side sitting in the car’s passenger seat.
Bruso named it Harvey the Hurricane Hawk and said: ‘He just kind of hopped on in and doesn’t want to leave. He seems to be scared. He doesn’t know what’s going on.’
William Bruso filmed the moment a hawk wouldn’t budge from his taxi cab as Hurricane Harvey barreled towards Houston, Texas on Friday
Bruso posted the video of the interaction because he was perplexed on what to do with the winged creature.
He said in the minute-long video: ‘Guys this Cooper hawk, really pretty fella, has sought refuge in my cab here.
‘He seems to be scared, he doesn’t know what’s going on. Hurricane Harvey is getting ready to barrel down through over here.
‘He just kind of doesn’t want to leave. He looks likes he is scared. He doesn’t know whats going on, maybe because of the air pressure because of the hurricane?
‘He just kind of hopped on in and doesn’t want to leave. I’m not sure what to make of it. I’ve tried to get him out. He isn’t hurt. He’s actually seems kind of comfy cozy here.’
Bruso posted updates and photos of the hawk while the storm raged on. The bird is currently still at Bruso’s home.
Bruso has posted updates and photos of the hawk, as the bird is currently hanging out at his home for the time being
Houston was one of the Texas cities hit hard by the storm on Friday night, as the hurricane made landfall with winds of 130mph. Pictured: A mobile park is destroyed in Port Aransas
Houston was one of the Texas cities hit hard by the storm on Friday night, as the hurricane made landfall with winds of 130mph.
With streets flooded and strewn with power lines and debris, authorities warned the storm’s most destructive powers were just beginning.
Rainfall will continue for days and could dump more than five feet of water on cities, including dangerously flood-prone Houston, the nation’s fourth-largest city.
Before the storm arrived, property owners raced to nail plywood over windows and fill sandbags.
In Houston, where mass evacuations can include changing major highways to a one-way vehicle flow, authorities left traffic patterns unchanged.
This satellite image from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (above) showed Hurricane Harvey moving into the Texas mainland