Derbyshire firefighters welcome avian team member – with injured pigeon making station its home after surviving hawk attack

Firefighters in Derbyshire recently welcomed a new member of their team – with an injured homing pigeon making the station its home.

Friday, 13th May 2022, 4:01 pm
Updated Friday, 13th May 2022, 4:03 pm

In a Facebook post, the squad at the Bolsover Fire Station revealed that they had recruited a new avian teammate in recent days.

It read: “Bolsover Fire Station had become home to an injured homing pigeon that had been attacked by a hawk.

“It’s been wandering around our drill yard for the past four days, I’m sure occasionally running the hose out when nobody was looking.”

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The pigeon was eventually taken by Steve - who was determined to get it back to its owner.

After spending some time recuperating at the station, a kind-hearted member of the public came to collect the pigeon in the hopes of returning it to its owner.

The post concluded: “Big thank you to Steve who has come and collected the pigeon, in the hope of making it better and reuniting it with its owner.”