On May 4th, The Long Valley Fire Company, Long Valley EMS Rescue and Morris County Park Police responded to Patriots' Path in Long Valley for an animal rescue. A hiker had found a Red-Tailed Hawk caught between two pieces of fishing line hanging between two trees above the river. Park Police officers, Fire Fighters and Rescue Services members worked out a plan to remove the hawk as safely as possible. Some ladder work, minor rope rigging, hand tools, battery operated reciprocating saws and an ingenious "flare on a pike pole"- (used to melt some hard to reach fishing line) were all used to release the injured hawk. The Hawk was transferred to a volunteer from “The Raptor Trust” with hopes of a speedy recovery.