Firefighters rescue young and malnourished hawk

A Lake County official reports that the firefighters with Lake County Fire Rescue’s Engine 21 near Eustis caught and rendered aid to a wounded red-tailed hawk on Saturday.

They say that two of their firefighters contacted contacted The Avian Reconditioning Center for Birds of Prey in Apopka, which accepted and assessed the young bird. 

The hawk was just 10-12 weeks old and was dehydrated and malnourished. It will be rehabilitated to the area where it was found.