03262019 Cooper's Hawk - 1

Location of Rescue: 
Marion County, IN
Admission Date: 
Cause of Admission: 
Caught in a food grade facility structure
UPDATE: 03/29/19 It was determined that this was a healthy Hawk that found its way into a building but couldn't find it's way out. It was released today

This Cooper’s hawk was found by a wildlife management officer, Dan G.  The bird was found in a food grade facility.  He had been hunting a sparrow when he got caught under one of the structures in the facility.  The hawk was soaking wet and wouldn’t fly away when approached.  Dan brought the bird all the way up from Marion County.  This bird was examined by vet tech and rehab coordinator, Kat Ternet.  Upon presentation, this bird was very feisty and jumpy - typical Cooper’s hawk behavior!  No significant injuries were found.  The bird had a keel score of 3/5.  A healthy bird will have a keel score of 2.5-3 out of 5. The only injuries found were minor cuts and abrasions on his feet.

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