10052016 Red-tailed Hawk - 1
I received a call from the rescue coordinator that the FWACC had picked up an "unidentified" raptor. I drove to their facility but they had not yet brought the bird in. I offered to meet the FWACC officer somewhere to expedite getting the bird to Dr. Funnell so we met downtown. The bird is an approximately 2 year old Red tail hawk. The officer informed me that they received a call from a work crew for Momper Insulation. They were unloading the insulation from their truck when they discovered the red tail. We can only assume, since the truck is tall when loaded with insulation bales, that the bird ran into the truck and somehow landed inside the bed!
Upon presentation to Dr. Funnell, It was a little lethargic. The eyes, head, wings and feet all appeared ok. The keel was a little thin. Blood was observed on the beak. None was found in the mouth we placed the bird in a cage and she will perform radiographs later today.