Red-tailed Hawk hurt in Salem recovering

Red-tailed Hawk hurt in Salem recovering

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by Art Edwards, KGW Staff

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Posted on January 31, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 31 at 8:03 PM

SALEM, Ore. -- The race is on to save a red-tailed hawk injured earlier this week. The hawk slammed into the side of a van on Highway 22 on the Marion Street bridge.

A volunteer from the Turtle Ridge Wildlife Center picked up the hawk and brought her to the center.

Turtle Ridge development director Jessy Gill said the hawk suffered a head injury and has some serious road rash on her feet but said

"he's one of the toughest, feistiest red tails that we've gotten here," she said. 

The hawk is getting pain, anti-inflammatory medication, and a liquid meal supplement. She's improving and volunteers say they hope she can be returned to the wild in two to three weeks.

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