Shelby Co HY Red-tailed Hawk

HY15 RTH admit Admission Date: 21 August 2015
Outcome: Released 31 March 2016 at Prairie Rose State Park
Location of Rescue: Shelby County
Cause of Admission / Condition: Possible collision with vehicle
Patient Status: Patient Archive

Just so you know how rare it is to see a raptor that needs rescued… one of SOAR’s rescuers actually came upon a hawk along a highway that needed rescue! This HY15 red-tailed hawk was likely hit by a vehicle considering it was found along a highway and has a fractured humerus near the shoulder. Fortunately was not a bad break, the unfortunate part is that the break is very near the shoulder joint. The wing is wrapped and fingers crossed. Thanks Christina for being in the right place at the right time!


31 March 2016
Rescuer Christina also had the privilege to release this hawk!