NIAGARA COUNTY, NY - A small falcon was rescued from a garage by an Environmental Conservation Officer in Niagara County.

According to the DEC, on April 17, ECO Kevin Holze responded to a call about a bird trapped inside a garage.

That bird was discovered to be a Merlin, a small species of falcon, caught up in the rafters of the garage.

Holze was able to safely capture the Merlin and bring it it to a wildlife rehabilitator, where it was then released back into the wild when they found it to be in good health.