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2 Officers Help Injured Hawk: Fort Worth Police

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    2 Officers Help Injured Hawk: Fort Worth Police
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    Officer Wells (pictured) is one of two Fort Worth police officers who helped save a wounded hawk on East 4th Street Saturday morning.

    Two police officers helped save a wounded hawk in Fort Worth Saturday morning.

    Fort Worth Police Department Sgt. Flores was patrolling when he noticed large tail feathers underneath a squad car. As Flores approached, the bird ran from underneath the car.

    "I could see it was a hawk with an injured wing and he was unable to fly," Flores said. "He kept trying to lift off but couldn’t get more than a few feet off the ground."

    Flores notified Officer Wells, who arrived quickly and donned heavy leather gloves. As Wells approached, the hawk fled on East 4th Street.

    Once the hawk stopped, Wells was able to pick it up and inspect its wings, one of which was broken and lacerated.

    Wells transported the hawk to the State and Federal Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Fort Worth for treatment.

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