Red-tailed Hawk Rescued From Car Grill – VIDEO

October 20, 2011  •  Leave a Comment
UQROP - Noémie with Rescued Red-tailed Hawk

UQROP - Noémie with Rescued Red-tailed Hawk

When you photograph wildlife you always end up wondering if they’re going to make it. I’ve seen Juvenile Red-tailed Hawks land in front of me in the middle of an Urban Park. I’ve also seen them in permanent Rescue Shelters because of a life changing trauma, often inflicted by man. My few visits at L’UQROP proved that too many birds of prey, including the Red-tailed Hawk, fall victim to humans, too often.

Thanks too Matt Whitehead, Lexus Mechanic, one Red-tailed Hawk owes its life to this man’s quick thinking, and efficient work. After a valiant rescue, the Red-tailed Hawk couldn’t fly. Matt brought the Hawk to Veterinarian Greg Moore. The bird sufferred minor internal injuries and a concussion, but Dr. Moore feels confident the bird will make a full recovery, thanks to Matt’s proper handling of the situation.

Hopefully this Hawk makes it back to the wild, free to soar. Unfortunately not all injured birds of prey make it back to nature, or even survive an encounter with man. The above picture “UQROP – Noémie with Rescued Red-tailed Hawk” is one more example of the impact we have on these and many other animals. Many rescued animals, if they survive, are destined to a life of care under human supervision.

A big hand of applause for Matt Whitehead, Dr. Greg Moore and other Veterinrians and rescue organizations, like UQROP, who are able to give wildlife, like this Red-tailed Hawk, a second chance.

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