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 Tulsa’s Pole Cat Creek last month.

The bird’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, “This 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.