Ennis Daily News

Hawk found shot at Texas park heals, released


MATHIS (AP) — A red-shouldered hawk that was shot with a BB gun and suffered wing damage has been returned to the wild after months of rehabilitation in South Texas.

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports the bird was released Tuesday at Lake Corpus Christi State Park. It’s the same area where the injured hawk was discovered in December.

The creature recuperated at the Texas State Aquarium as part of a Second Chances Rehabilitation Program.

Veterinarian David Stelling says the aquarium tries to release rehabilitated animals in areas as close to where they are found or in other suitable habitat.

Lake Corpus Christi State Park is in Mathis, about 100 miles southeast of San Antonio.

Post to Twitter

Comments

comments

Posted by on Aug 14 2013. Filed under Off-the-wire, State news. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed

Featured Links

    Search Archive

    Search by Date
    Search by Category
    Search with Google
    Log in

     

    Copyright: All rights reserved. Users may download and print extracts of content from this website for their own personal and non-commercial use only. Republication or redistribution of Ennis Daily News content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Ennis Daily News. Ennis Daily News and its logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Ellis County Newspapers, Inc.

    © Ellis County Newspapers, Inc. 2014