RCMP rescue injured hawk in Cowichan Bay

RCMP rescue injured hawk in Cowichan Bay
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP
A North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP officer holding an injured hawk that was discovered in Cowichan Bay on June 6.

RCMP in the Cowichan Valley rescued an injured hawk earlier this month.

According to a North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP media release, an officer was at a residence in Cowichan Bay following up on an investigation when he was informed about an injured hawk that been seen “hopping around for 20 minutes.”

When the officer located and approached the injured hawk, it did not fly away. North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP then contacted staff at the nearby Raptor Rescue Society, who informed them that the hawk could be brought to their intake centre.

The officer was able to capture the injured bird and place it into a box. A BC Conservation officer then arrived on the scene and transported the bird to Raptor Rescue Society, which cares for injured raptors, in Duncan.

The adult male red-tailed hawk was examined by the Raptor Rescue Society, who then sent him off to a veterinary clinic for treatment, the release notes.

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