Hawk Crashes Through Bedroom Window in Newton

A hawk crashed through a woman's bedroom window Friday in Newton, Massachusetts, leaving a gaping hole in the glass before flying around and trashing a home office and leaving droppings on the floor.

The incident, a portion of which was captured on cellphone video, left the woman's house looking like it had been ransacked by burglars.

Janis Mann said she was in her kitchen about 5:30 p.m. when she heard a racket coming from an upstairs bedroom.

"I heard a shower of glass falling nonstop, and I thought, 'Uh oh, I don't know what that is,'" she said. "It can't be a vase falling once. It's a shower. It kept going."

Mann said after she quietly crept upstairs, she found the large bird on her mattress.

"In the middle of my bed was a hawk," she recalled. "I freaked."

She immediately ran outside and called 911.

At one point, the hawk made its way across the hall, where it trashed an office, busted a bobble head and left droppings on a container.

"He was trying to get out," she said. "He was absolutely trying to get out."

The bird didn't suffer any injuries, and it eventually flew off after animal control officers captured it in a blanket and brought it outside about an hour later.

Mann said the cleanup took a couple days, but there wasn't any serious damage to her home.

"It was like an invasion or a robbery," she said, "but of a wild kind."

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