Outcome: Euthanized, 2 February 2016
Location of Rescue: Near Manning, Carroll Co
Cause of Admission / Condition: Collision with vehicle
Patient Status: Patient Archive
A winter-visiting rough-legged hawk was hit by a vehicle and rescued by Kay. This hawk doesn’t want to stand but can move toes, is keeping fluids and food down, and pooping.
2 February 2016
This rough-legged hawk had total paralysis on one side of the body and was humanely euthanized.
25 January 2016
One leg / foot is working. The hawk is still not standing.
Rough-legged hawks nest in the Arctic regions of the globe and visit Iowa (southern Canada and much of the US) during the winter. The key distinguishing feature of rough-legged hawk are the feathers that extend to the ankle.