How to keep a toy crane’s head down

A sandhill crane is in a precarious situation after a local toy company has pulled its head from the crane’s neck and is threatening to sue for damages.

In a news release on Wednesday, Crane Mountain’s parent company, Crane Hill Alabamians, said it had removed its head to prevent any injuries.

The company is working with the state Department of Environmental Quality to determine if the head should be returned.

The sandhill is known for its ability to climb up steep inclines and its uncanny ability to perform tasks like flipping over, lifting and driving trucks.

Crane Mountain is a registered trademark of Crane Hill and is owned by the Alabaman State Natural Area Commission.