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Hawaiian hawk recovers, released on Big Island

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 06:38 p.m. HST, May 28, 2013


A wildlife facility on the Big Island says an endangered Hawaiian hawk that was found with a bullet lodged in its chest last month has been treated and released.

Ann Goody from the Three Ring Ranch Exotic Animal Sanctuary says the bird made a complete recovery after undergoing surgery. She says the bird was released on Monday at the sanctuary and perched in a nearby tree.

Goody says the bird was the second wounded hawk found in the span of six weeks on the Big Island. Both animals were apparently shot by a pellet gun, prompting an investigation by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Goody says the Hawaiian hawk has significance in Hawaiian culture and is protected by federal and state law.







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Pocho wrote:
pellet gun being used sounds like teenager use
on May 28,2013 | 07:16PM
kiragirl wrote:
Great job and even nicer to hear the hawk will once again roam our skies.
on May 28,2013 | 08:21PM
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