Photos: Red-tail hawk flies free again

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Photos: Red-tail hawk flies free again

Officer Leonard Martinez with Durango Police Department releases a red-tailed hawk back into the wild Friday at United Campground north of Durango. A car struck the bird about two months ago on U.S. Highway 550 near the campground. Martinez was dispatched to the call, picked up the bird and took it to Durango Animal Hospital. The bird was transported to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife rehabilitation center in Del Norte where it made a full recovery.
After being released Friday, a red-tailed hawk flew into a nearby cottonwood tree. A car struck the bird about two months ago on U.S. Highway 550 near the campground. The bird was transported to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife rehabilitation center in Del Norte where it made a full recovery.
Steve McClung, district wildlife manager with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, carries a crate with a red-tailed hawk. The hawk was released Friday at United Campground north of Durango. About two months ago, the bird was hit by a car on U.S. Highway 550 near the campground.

Photos: Red-tail hawk flies free again

Officer Leonard Martinez with Durango Police Department releases a red-tailed hawk back into the wild Friday at United Campground north of Durango. A car struck the bird about two months ago on U.S. Highway 550 near the campground. Martinez was dispatched to the call, picked up the bird and took it to Durango Animal Hospital. The bird was transported to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife rehabilitation center in Del Norte where it made a full recovery.
After being released Friday, a red-tailed hawk flew into a nearby cottonwood tree. A car struck the bird about two months ago on U.S. Highway 550 near the campground. The bird was transported to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife rehabilitation center in Del Norte where it made a full recovery.
Steve McClung, district wildlife manager with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, carries a crate with a red-tailed hawk. The hawk was released Friday at United Campground north of Durango. About two months ago, the bird was hit by a car on U.S. Highway 550 near the campground.
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