Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hawk shot with BB gun in Seymour survives but pellet near brain remains

By Jean Falbo-Sosnovich
Register Correspondent

SEYMOUR - A young red-tailed hawk senselessly shot multiple times by a BB gun and left for dead near Legion Pool, pulled through surgery Tuesday and will spend its days recuperating at a wildlife sanctuary.

Because doctors were unable to remove one of the BB’s near the bird’s brain, the young hawk may or may not be able to return to the wild, according to a local wildlife rehabilitator Stefanie Reyher.

“There’s definitely a chance he can go back into the wild, but we won’t know until he fully recovers,” Reyher said.

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