Polk Co Juv Red-tailed Hawk

Admission Date: 28 July 2015
Outcome: Released, 31 March 2016 at SOAR
Location of Rescue: Polk County
Cause of Admission / Condition: Suspect animal interaction
Patient Status: Patient Archive

A HY15 red-tailed hawk with a puncture wound in his head and a swollen right leg was admitted. We’re suspecting a confrontation with a domestic animal… but are not 100%

Thanks Deb and Cassie.


13 September 2015
In the red-tailed hawk flight pen.

30 July 2015
After the swelling went down, a fracture was suspected in the tibiotarsus and confirmed by x-ray.

Where is the tibiotarsus? Look here!