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Red-Tailed Hawk Euthanized After Injury At Hopkins

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BALTIMORE (AP) — A red-tailed hawk that was injured last year when it crashed into a library window at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore has been euthanized.

The Baltimore Sun reports that a wildlife center had been trying to rehabilitate the bird, even turning to bird acupuncture, but the female hawk never managed to stretch her injured wing.

Kathy Woods, the head of the Phoenix Wildlife Center in Baltimore County says the hawk would pick at and shred the feathers on her injured wing. The decision was made to euthanize her last month.

Since the bird crashed into the library, shattering glass a quarter-inch thick, the school has put decals on the building’s windows to help birds avoid collisions.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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