Injured Houston Hawk that sought refuge in taxicab during Harvey is released

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Published 7:41 pm, Wednesday, September 13, 2017

An injured hawk that decided to hunker down with a Houston taxi driver prior to Hurricane Harvey has been released back into the wild.

Last month, “Harvey the Hurricane Hawk” went viral for its calm demeanor with William Bruso, the cabdriver who temporarily housed the female hawk.

According to KPRC 2, Liz Compton of the Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition Wildlife Center picked up the hawk from Bruso as rain began to batter Houston on Aug. 26. The bird spent a little over a week at the rehab center before being released on Wednesday.

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Compton believes the hawk couldn’t fly due to head trauma, possibly from flying into something.

Now, the Cooper’s hawk has found a new, drier home at a Dallas suburb park.

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SOURCEHouston Chronicle
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