Firefighters sometimes get called to rescue kittens from trees. Sometimes they have to pull horses from canals. Cops even have rescued an iguana.
The latest critter in distress: an osprey stuck in a fence.
At 6:46 p.m. Friday, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to a call about a sea hawk trapped in a fence in the 3300 block at Northeast Second Drive in Homestead.
Firefighters arrived and found the osprey in distress. Ospreys are large hawks that can be found year-round in Florida.
The crew freed the bird from the fence. The osprey was then taken to the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center to be assessed for injuries.