Police rescue injured hawk found on streets of San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Police officers on patrol in San Francisco got a wild surprise when they found an injured hawk on the street.

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The San Francisco Police Department’s station in the Tenderloin district tweeted pictures of the bird, which was safely captured and brought to a rescue for treatment. One picture shows the bird standing outside a building, the other shows the animal in a box.

Hawks typically fly at speeds up to 150 mph and grab prey, like rodents, with their talons, KPIX reported.

While officers brought the hawk, which they named Eddy, to Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue, the group posted on Facebook to say they transferred Eddy to the Peninsula Humane Society, where he could receive better long-term care and where experts would be able to determine why he can’t fly.

Eddy the hawk was brought to us for overnight care and stabilization. The next morning we transferred him to the...

Posted by Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue on Tuesday, January 25, 2022