Saturday, 22 October 2011

Hawk with nail in head alive and still flying free in San Francisco park

A hawk with a nail in its head is alive and still flying free around a San Francisco park after being shot with a nail gun and foiling rescuers' attempts to catch and help it.
This week saw members of the WildRescue group fail in their third attempt to capture the red-tailed hawk after it was spotted in the city's Golden Gate Park eating a gopher it appeared to have captured.
The group were told about the injured bird on Sunday and set about using wire-mesh traps - rather than nets, in which the nail could get caught and further harm the hawk - to try to catch it.

According to its rescuers, the bird is likely to have been born in the park to parents that live in the area.

They believe it was intentionally targeted with the nail gun, prompting one donor to add to WildRescue's existing reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the culprit.
Rebecca Dmytryk, the group's executive director, told the AP news agency of the difficulty of making sure the bird is nourished while also trying to keep it hungry so it can be lured towards its rescuers.
'We know he's gotten some nourishment, which is good because we know he's in a weakened state,' she remarked.

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