Peregrine falcon dies after getting stuck on melted Sligo road

Source: Sligo County Council

The heatwave has claimed its first victim, after a peregrine falcon got stuck in melted tar on a road in Sligo.

Sligo Fire Brigade managed to free the bird, but it later died despite the best efforts of a local vet and wildlife experts.

Lothar Muschketat from the Eagles Flying wildlife sanctuary in Ballymote says it was a difficult task for all involved: