Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Yesterday evening, DH saw a hawk at the side of our road. After three hours, the hawk not moving much, we decided to put the Hawk in our cat carrier (a very tricky thing to accomplish). DH phoned the vet at his home. Our vet asked us to bring it in at 8am.
The vet said it is a mature Red-Tailed Hawk, probably with West Nile Virus. The vet said the most difficult part of the treatment was force feeding the birds. He also mentioned he has had seven hawks brought in within the past two weeks. We are supposed to phone on Monday for a progress report.
I am hoping it survives & can be rehabilitated, possibly returned to our back yard. We have several hawks circling around & it makes me so sad to seem them down with this nasty virus. If not our backyard, maybe it will be a part of the Wildlife Rehab Center in Valparaiso, IN.