Dexter red-tailed hawk

old RTH Admission Date: 14 July 2016
Outcome: Released, 23 October at SOAR
Location of Rescue: Dexter, Dallas County
Cause of Admission / Condition: Grounded, unable to fly
Patient Status: Patient Archive

A concerned citizen in Dexter found a red-tailed hawk under a tree in their yard not wanting to fly away. Cassie to notice the very dark brown eyes indicative of an old bird. No fractures, but does have bruising in left wing. We suspect this hawk ingested some poison as the feet are clenched and mouth lining purple. Immediately started on fluids.


21 September 2016
Dexter will soon go to the flight pen.

3 September 2016
Cassie has been manipulating the toes on left as he still wants to keep that foot balled up. She applied a soft interdigitary wrap to keep the foot open.

31 July 2016
Finally perching and using right foot.

23 July 2016
Has been on fluids and his mouth lining color is improving. Feet still clenched but is trying to perch.