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Red-tailed Hawk

Buteo jamaicensis


One of the most common sights that are seen in wildlife rescue centers are electrocuted birds of prey. Large raptors like red-tailed hawks and great horned owls are the two species that possibly fall victim to getting their wings caught in the charged wires the most. Fortunately, the wounds inflicted can be curable.


Red-tailed hawks are what are known as "footers". One of their favorite defenses is attempting to wrap talons into your flesh while in the process of cleaning their enclosures. This is where double-layered leather gloves come in.

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Josh Asel
Josh Asel 4 years ago

Sorry this is late, but thank you Desmond :)

Desmond.E.S.O 4 years ago

Nice Series!

Josh Asel
Spotted by
Josh Asel

Sebastopol, California, USA

Lat: 38.40, Long: -122.82

Spotted on Jun 15, 2014
Submitted on Jan 2, 2015

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