A Red-Shouldered Hawk is released after three months of recovery after being struck by a vehicle and stuck in its grill along Alligator Alley. Photo provided
A Red-Shouldered Hawk is released after three months of recovery after being struck by a vehicle and stuck in its grill along Alligator Alley. Photo provided

A Red-Shouldered Hawk that was trapped in a vehicle’s grill was released from the Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife Saturday, Dec. 22, after three months of recovery from several injuries.

The hawk was treated for head trauma, a fractured ulna and radius in its left wing. The broken wing required two surgeries and numerous hours of physical therapy for the hawk to regain full extension and use of its wing.

Dr. Kyle Abbott, the veterinarian who performed the hawk’s surgeries and oversaw its rehabilitation, drove it to the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge for release near the accident site on Alligator Alley. Read the hawk’s full story at crowclinic.org.