Hawk Found in Medford Suffering from Apparent Gunshot Wound
State Troopers and the Medford P.D. are investigating the possible shooting of a Hawk found bleeding from its wing in a west Medford yard Tuesday afternoon.
Some Cherry Street neighbors reported hearing shots fired earlier. Residents then saw the hawk struggling in a tall cedar tree in the 600 block.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife assistant district biologist Daniel Ethridge was called to inspect the hawk and loaded it into a cage saying the injury was in a bad position near the top of the wing that may not be salvageable.
The Medford Police as the culprits could be prosecuted for shooting a protected bird and for firing a gun in the city.