Community members save injured red-tailed hawk

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A red-tailed hawk rests in a crate pending a visit with a Temecula veterinarian to assess its wounds. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo
An injured red-tailed hawk was found Monday, Sept. 28, in Aguanga and given aid by community members. Gerald Clarke discovered the bird in apparent distress and assessed its condition as grave at best. He posted on social media for assistance. “I’ve found an injured red-tailed hawk. Normally, I take them to the Living Desert, but being Sunday and after hours, does anyone know where I can take it?” he said on social media. The red-tailed hawk is a medium-sized bird of prey known as a raptor. These birds are often seen perched near roadsides or soaring over open fields. They prey on rodents, birds, reptiles, fish and rabbits. Red-tailed hawks build nests in tall trees, towers or buildings. Both adults help incubate two to three eggs, with the female caring for the young for
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