Red-tailed Hawk

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This juvenile Red-tailed Hawk had been found with an arrow through its body. Thanks to the actions of a concerned member of the community and our dedicated volunteers who helped transport the hawk to our center, this young raptor received a second chance. Despite the shocking nature of its wound, x-rays revealed that the arrow, which had pinned one of the hawk’s legs to its body, had not punctured any vital organs or broken any bones. With the hawk under anesthesia, our wildlife veterinarian carefully removed the arrow and sutured the wounds. After nearly a month of professional care, the hawk had recovered and was flying strong. It was then banded and released on site, where it wasted no time taking to the skies.

 

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