One big dam rodent: Eisenhower Ave. area, Dec. 13. An animal control officer found a 50-pound beaver on a grassy area and lured it back to a stream.
Housesitter’s surprise charge: Surrey Ct., 4700 block, Dec. 17. Responding to a call about a squirrel inside a home, an officer could not find the animal but left a humane trap.
Severe headache for hawk: N. 41st St., 4500 block, Dec. 9. A homeowner called animal control about a hawk that had flown into the screened porch and was possibly injured. An officer did not find the bird but discovered a hole in the screen where the hawk may have entered. The hawk was probably stunned after piercing the screen and flew away upon recovery.
Bird gets sooty: N. Stafford St., 1600 block, Dec. 14. Responding to a call, an officer removed a small bird from a fireplace and took it to the league for cleaning before it was released.