Injured hawk returned to health and released
Wednesday, August 21st 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
There's a happy ending to a story we told you about in July. A red-tailed hawk that was found hanging in a tree along Tulsaâ€™s Pole Cat Creek last month.
The birdâ€™s wing was broken. Luckily someone saw him and called for help. Wildlife rehabilitators Gary and Kathy Siftar nursed the bird back to health by giving him frozen rats and a quiet place to sit. The Siftars say they are surprised how quickly the bird recovered.
Gary Siftar, â€œThis particular one had a tendon damage which took a lot longer than normal to recover from due to it hanging." Kathy Siftar, "we had to confine him down so he couldn't move a whole lot so he could heal."
The Siftars released the hawk at Pole Cat Creek, the same place where he was found injured.