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Hawk recovering after being shot

Posted at 8:05 PM, Jan 17, 2019

PUEBLO- A red-tailed hawk is recovering in Pueblo. The bird was shot last week in Colorado Springs with a shotgun.

Parks and Wildlife found the hawk and sent it to the Raptor Center for recovery. The center said the hawk has minor injuries but it will still take a few months to fully heal.

The center also warning hunters to pay attention.

“Be aware that they are out there and they are something that is important to the environment. They are actually protected birds too, so you want to be cautious. If you’re caught shooting one of these guys it is punishable,” Raptor Center Director Diana Miller said.

The director said the red-tailed hawk should be released back into the wild by May or June.