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Newsworthy Red-tailed Hawk Recovering

A red-tailed hawk found on the highway and rescued by a benevolent citizen is recovering at Tucson Wildlife Center. The hawk, cold, covered in snow and dazed suffered a severe concussion from impact with a vehicle. It spent the evening with its rescuer before being brought to the center for medical attention.

X-rays showed an old and healed femur fracture. Physical exam showed head trauma with blood in the back part of the eyes and the ears. After receiving treatment the beautiful hawk has been resting and is improving daily.

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