York fire crews had a day of dealing with height-related problems on Sunday (April 2).
Oddly enough, there first call was to a bird – stuck in a tree.
Crews from Huntington were called out to Askham Bryan at about 2.20pm to rescue a stuck snowy owl.
It was part of a falconry display which had become tangled by its jess in a tree. Firefighters used an aerial ladder platform to transport the bird’s keeper up to the branch to rescue it.
That was followed, shortly after 4pm, by a call to Museum Gardens.
An intrepid eight-year-old boy had climbed up the abbey ruins. Once he was about 10ft above the ground he realised he couldn’t get down.
A fire crew from York came to the rescue, bringing the boy back down to earth via a 9m ladder.