Hawk Shot by Nail Gun, Survives

Wildlife rescuers hoping to capture bird to help
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Oct 20, 2011 12:57 AM CDT
In this photo provided by WildRescue, a red-tailed hawk is seen with a nail in its head at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011.   (AP Photo/WildRescue, Rebecca Dmytryk)

(Newser) – Wildlife rescuers are attempting to capture and help a San Francisco hawk that had been shot in the head with a nail gun. The bird survived, and is still flying in Golden Gate Park, but experts hope to help the creature before the wound gets worse. A $10,000 reward has been offered for information about the person who injured the bird, reports MSNBC. (Click for more unusual animal news.)

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