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Sharky the red tailed hawk

Sunday morning Sept 27, 2009 got this call about a red tail hanging from a pole. This is the last thing a rehabber wants to hear on a Sunday, or ever. Some quick phone calls to a lot of people finds Great Lakes Line Builder, Jim Schroder working on a Sunday, lucky bird. It was a 30 minute drive to the area where the immature hawk was swinging in the high winds dangling from one foot. The first person on the scene was Les Billman also from Great Lakes Line Builders. I could not convince him to climb the pole alone to get the hawk down. We waited for Sharky, Jim Schroeder to come in the bucket truck. Now the hawk was hanging some three hours that we are aware of. It was horrible to watch it blowing in the wind for that amount of time, but permission had to be given to access the pole to get it down first. All in all it turned out for the best and the photos below show you how a few caring people can make a difference.

Photos by fisher 2009
Blowing in the wind
Blowing in the wind
From another angle
From another angle
The first to report the bird
The first to report the bird
Great Lakes Line Builder, Les Billman
Great Lakes Line Builder, Les Billman
More caring people
More caring people
Here they come to save the day
Here they come to save the day
Gearing up.
Gearing up.
This group of men have helped us for the past three years now.
This group of men have helped us for the past three years now.
Who is going to grab the hawk?
Who is going to grab the hawk?
You do it Les.
You do it Les.
A quick look to see the damage
A quick look to see the damage
Now to get the power back on.
Now to get the power back on.
Our Heros
Our Heros
In hospital cage for a few days to see what the bird does.
In hospital cage for a few days to see what the bird does.
The left foot had the worse damage.
The left foot had the worse damage.
A nice fresh meal
A nice fresh meal
Get me outside soon.
Get me outside soon.
It did kill its own food, but the left foot never grasped to kill.
It did kill its own food, but the left foot never grasped to kill.
Spring of 2010.
Spring of 2010.
Sharky is at home now
Sharky is at home now