Terrified Woman Struggles To Remove Giant Hawk Out Of House During Storm

Claire Reid

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Terrified Woman Struggles To Remove Giant Hawk Out Of House During Storm

Featured Image Credit: CEN/@palomaaviana

A mother and daughter were forced to remove a huge hawk after it flew into their home during a storm.

Paloma Viana, from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, was at her parents' house with her mum on 22 March when the bird decided to fly inside.

Paloma had been sitting out on the porch but decided to head back indoors with her dog after a violent storm broke out. 

As she made her way into the house, something flew past her head – and that something turned out to be a massive hawk, which decided to settle itself down on the bed. 


Paloma had the foresight to whip out her phone to record the incident, which has since gone viral after sharing it on TikTok. 

In the clip, her mum bravely uses clothes to immobilise the bird and carry it off into another room. 

Paloma explained: "We did not know what to do. My first thought was that it was a very large bird, a hawk, so we had to call the fire department.

"But my mum said no and she went over to it all brave."

Paloma added: "On the first attempt, the bird's claw lightly scratched her, so she tried again to capture it.


"She was nervous and even started talking to it, saying she would not hurt it and promised to let it go."

Paloma says after the initial scratch, the hawk didn’t try to attack, so her mum was able to pop it down on the sofa near the open door and the pair retreated until it had gone. 

Paloma said: "The bird stayed in the room for about 10 minutes before leaving and flying away."

And all ended well for the bird, too, as Paloma said the hawk eventually flew away ‘normally’ with no apparent injuries, adding that it landed on a neighbour's house when she saw it last.


The clip has racked up almost six million views and attracted plenty of comments from fellow TikTok users who are in disbelief about the scenes. 

One wrote: “Your mother is very brave, man.”

Another joked: “If it were me, he would be living in my house until now and I would have moved.”

Someone else commented: “It’s hard to know which of the two was more afraid of the other.”

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Topics: News, TikTok, Viral, Animals

Claire Reid
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