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    Hawk Hit by Truck in Houston Expected to Recover
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    Officials at a Houston wildlife center says it's amazing that a hawk didn't break any bones after crashing into a moving truck. (Feb. 12, 2015)

    Wildlife officials say a hawk that flew into a truck's path in South Texas is expected to recover from minor bruises.

    Driver Andy Somerville told KPRC-TV he saw a flash and then a bump in his pickup truck while driving in Houston this week.

    When he went to check his truck the next morning, Somerville said he saw the red-tailed bird trapped on his truck's grill.

    Officials with the Wildlife Center of Texas and the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals worked to free the hawk.

    Sharon Schmaltz of the wildlife center said it's amazing the bird didn't have any broken bones. The center will care for the hawk until it's ready to be released into the wild in about six to eight weeks.

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