Monday, October 26, 2015 | Animal Control
Shout out to our Animal Control Officers, who recently rescued a Cooper's Hawk in southwest Omaha. The hawk had a large wound that prevented him from getting around very well. Luckily, a resident spotted him and reported it right away.
He was transferred to Fontenelle Forest's Raptor Recovery. We work closely with Raptor Recovery in dealing with hawks, eagles, owls and other birds of prey in need.
If you come across an injured hawk or another bird of prey, do your best to keep an eye on it, but try not to stress it by chasing after it, touching it, etc. If the bird must be captured for its own safety, place it in a box and store it in a quiet warm place. Keep children and pets at a safe distance. It's not necessary to offer food or water during the brief time you may find yourself housing the animal. Call NHS immediately so we can respond to assess the situation.