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Wed Jan 23, 2019, 05:06 PM

Update - The rare hawk rescued during a Maine snowstorm may lose a toe


A great black hawk pulled from the clutches of a frozen death in Portland is hungrily eating mouse medallions and seems to be well on the road to recovery, officials at Avian Haven in Freedom said Wednesday.

The out-of-place tropical bird, a feathered celebrity in Maine since it landed here last August, may only lose part of one toe, said Diane Winn, the co-founder of Avian Haven. Talons grow from the toes of birds, and if a bird loses the tip of a toe, the talon will be lost, too, she said. The great black hawk was taken to the wild bird rehabilitation center after being rescued on Sunday from Deering Oaks Park in Portland.

It’s too early to figure out what will come next for the hawk.

“Right now, it’s really let’s wait and see how well it recovers,” Mark Latti, spokesman for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, said Wednesday. “We can’t decide a course of action before we know what kind of health it returns to.”


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Bob Loblaw Jan 2019 #1

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Wed Jan 23, 2019, 09:10 PM

1. Mmmmm

Mouse medallions.

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