WAREHAM — A pair of hawks had a pretty crappy day on Friday, but the Wareham Department of Natural Resources was able to make it all better after rescuing them from sewer treatment tanks.

According to a post on the Wareham DNR Facebook page, officers and a deputy harbormaster were dispatched to the the Wareham Water Pollution Control Facility on the afternoon of July 23 for a report of two hawks caught up in the anoxic wastewater tanks.

An anoxic tank is used for the denitrification of wastewater, and while we won’t get into what all of that means, let’s just say it’s not a spot where anyone or anything wants to get stuck.

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The facility is located in a wooded area off Tony’s Lane, surrounded on three sides by the Wareham River, so it’s no surprise that the spot would attract hawks. However, these hawks quickly saw their plans to scout for prey flushed down the drain as they became caught in the treatment tanks.

The Department of Natural Resources wrote that the hawks were “removed from the tanks, given a bath to rinse off all the sludge and dirty water that had gotten on them,” and then were released back into the wild.

But before flying off, the freshly-bathed hawks had a little bit of advice to dump on the people of Wareham.

“Also, the hawks wanted us to tell all of you to lay off the crunchwrap supremes at Taco Bell,” the department wrote.

“Tanks” for the heads up, hawks.

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