The red tailed hawk that was injured last week along I-88 has recovered and has been released.  Here is the notice posted on the Otsego County Sheriff's Facebook page

Credit: Otsego County Sheriff's Office, facebook

"A Red Tailed Hawk which was found injured on I-88 on February 16 has been deemed healthy enough to return to his natural habitat.  Wildlife rehabilitators Charlie and Dorie Koop have been tending to the animal and transported the hawk to Riddell State Park in the Town of Milford to be released in his surroundings.  Maureen Richter who stopped to save the animal was in attendance with her husband Gary. Also present at the release were Deputy Sheriff Koren, Sergeant Stalter and DEC Officer Fetterman."

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To see the wonderful video of the moment of the hawk's release, see below.

Below are some photos from the Otsego County Sheriff's Office that were taken at the bird's release.

Credit: Otsego County Sheriff's Office, facebook
Credit: Otsego County Sheriff's Office, facebook

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