Officer named Byrd rescues young hawk

June 14, 2011 1:24:14 PM PDT
It's the kind of story that creates its own headline -- Byrd Rescues Hawk. Oregon's KGW-TV reports that Portland Police Bureau officer Cage Byrd -- his real name -- spotted a young red-tailed hawk standing outside a downtown hair salon on Tuesday.

The raptor chick appeared to be injured, so Byrd grabbed some towels and a box from a nearby hotel and took the hawk to a veterinary hospital.

The bird was later taken to the Audubon Society, which says the hawk probably fell from a nest near the KGW Audubon Raptor Cam. The remote camera records the activity of a raptor family and is shown on a website that has become popular.

One of the three chicks sustained a leg injury last week.

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