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Location of Rescue: 
Huntertown, IN
Admission Date: 
Cause of Admission: 
Leg injury
UPDATE: 03/1/21 The damage to this vultures leg was so severe that the only humane thing to do was to euthanize it

I rescued a Turkey Vulture this afternoon out on Chapman Road in Huntertown.

The caller said that the bird had a leg injury.

When I arrived at the area the callers showed me a small trap that they removed from the bird’s leg. The turkey vulture had a severe laceration on the lower left leg.

I transported the vulture to our treatment center for evaluation.

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