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Investigation Launched After Metal Pellet Found On Red-Tailed Hawk Rescued By CT EnCon Police

Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police are seeking information after finding a hawk with a broken wing caused by a metal pellet.
Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police are seeking information after finding a hawk with a broken wing caused by a metal pellet. Photo Credit: Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police

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The Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police are seeking the public’s assistance after finding a bird who had its wing broken by a metal pellet.

On Tuesday, Aug. 21, an injured red-tailed hawk was found at a residence near the exit 4 ramp on I-691 and West Main Street in Meriden. The bird was taken to the Kensington Bird and Animal Hospital, where an x-ray found that a metal pellet had been embedded in its left wing, causing it to bring the ulna bone, police said.

The red-tailed hawk remains under observation. Anyone with information regarding the bird or what caused it’s broken wing has been asked to contact DEEP Emergency Dispatch by calling (860) 424-3333 and referencing case number 18-18635.

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