This red tailed hawk was found in a Hartford, Connecticut junkyard and was possibly poisoned after eating a rat. Connecticut wildlife rehabilitator Wanda D’Agostino nursed the hawk back to health for about a month. The hawk was initially treated at Bolton Veterinary Hospital by Dr. Zyra.
The hawk made a full recover, making quick work of road-kill squirrels and five mice a day. He eventually became strong enough to be released back into the wild.
Once released on the East Hartford Connecticut river dike, the hawk flew into a large tree—and was instantly ‘dive bombed’ by blue jays. He ignored them for awhile and finally flew off into the woods. Freedom… Yah!