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Hawk Illegally Shot Here

May 28, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County No Comments
Raptor Center

For the third time this year, Teton Raptor Center has admitted an illegally shot hawk. On May 22nd, Raptor Center Program Director Jason Jones rescued an adult Red-tailed Hawk near the polo fields south of Jackson. An initial examination at Spring Creek Animal Hospital by Dr. Dan Forman showed puncture wounds around the face and a severely swollen foot. Five pellets were later found embedded in bone, tissue and the nasal cavity. . The hawk also had two through-and-through shot wounds in the right wing and right foot. The wounds were several days old and Jones says the hawk could have flown for miles before becoming too weak to fly from lack of food. His swollen foot and other injuries prevented the hawk from hunting successfully. By the time he was rescued, he was very thin and dehydrated.  Jones says the hawk is now eating on its own, but its leg injury may impair its hunting ability and prevent it from ever being released into the wild again.  The Migratory Bird Treaty Act protects hawks and other birds of prey and it is a felony to shoot one.

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