A hawk was seen perched atop a subway garbage can as seen in a video shared by Subway Creatures on Instagram (and their TikTok account as well) earlier today, Tuesday, April 18.
The hawk is seen sitting on the garbage can, seemingly minding his own business, though it’s not entirely certain how he ended up there.
Users of both Instagram and TikTok took to the comments where many of them made light of the situation, with one user stating “He has the same look I do when commuting to work,” and another commenting, “He looks as miserable as every other newyorker. He fits right in.”
Some users even joked about how this was a good thing as he’d hopefully eat the rats in the subway, with some even going as far as to say that he was the city’s new rat czar (which was just officially selected last week).
Though we don’t know the full story, Subway Creatures stated in the caption that an NYC wildlife rescue was called, according to a source who witnessed the spectacle.
All we can do is hope the hawk gets any potential medical attention he may need, and is eventually released back to safety.