Harvey the Hurricane Hawk to be Released in Plano

The hawk that became an international phenomenon when it took refuge inside a taxi cab during Hurricane Harvey will be released Wednesday, September 13th at 1:00 PM at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve.

The Blackland Prairie Raptor Center (BPRC) in Lucas received the Cooper’s Hawk for rehabilitation after being rescued from Houston on August 27th. It flew into cab driver William Bruso’s car during the storm and refused to leave. Bruso cared for it until a member of the Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition (TWRC) took it to their center for professional care. The Houston-based group then contacted BPRC to help with the final rehab before releasing it.

The release will be in Plano, as TWRC felt releasing Harvey into damaged habitats in the Houston area would not be in the best interest of the hawk’s survival.  

The release will take place in the south parking lot of Oak Point Amphitheater, located at 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway.

Watch the Youtube video of Harvey here.

City Of Plano
Plano, Texas, is the largest city in Collin County with a population of 271,140 as of January 2015. Incorporated in 1873, the city is located 20 miles north of Dallas. Plano was recently named the third Best Run City in America by 24/7 Wall Street. The City offers a high quality of life that includes: nationally-recognized schools, award-winning parks and sustainability initiatives, designation as one of America’s safest cities by Forbes magazine, and a wide variety of multi-cultural neighborhoods appealing to families, young singles and retirees. Plano is home and future home to many major international corporations and Fortune 500 headquarters such as Toyota, Liberty Mutual, FedEx Office, JC Penney, Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group, Rent-A-Center, Cinemark Holdings, Denbury Resources and Alliance Data Systems. The dynamic community features excellent restaurants, vibrant shopping and entertainment venues, a lively historic downtown district and active local arts scene. Easy access to DART light rail and major highways makes Plano a convenient place to live, work and visit.


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