Red-Tailed Hawk's Only Injury to Foot

Checked into Hospital: 11/1105
Release Date:
01/12/06

This Red-Tailed hawk arrived in mid-November, after being hit by a car.  Fortunately, it seemed as if only his foot was injured -- and the main injuries from the car accident were bruises.  An x-ray revealed that the bird had been shot in the foot and had several broken bones; however, the bone was healing nicely  A raptor's feet are crucial to its survival because they use them to catch their food and eat it.  This hawk's feet healed perfectly and he was released early this year.

Pictures from Release

Photo by Debby Barker, FOLNC Volunteer

Photo by Freida Clairmont, FOLNC Auxiliary Member

Photo by Debby Barker, FOLNC Volunteer

Photo by Debby Barker, FOLNC Volunteer

Photo by Debby Barker, FOLNC Volunteer

Photo by Debby Barker, FOLNC Volunteer