Red-Tailed Hawk [Buteo Jamaicensis]
Bill the Red-Tailed Hawk was struck by a car in central Vermont in the fall of 2019. He suffered a wing fracture that did not heal correctly preventing him from surviving in the wild. When brought to rehab at VINS Raptor Center, they noticed an old injury to his left foot. Raptors rely on their feet to catch food. Limited use of one foot probably led this hawk to seek the easiest hunting opportunities, even if that meant hunting along the dangerous roadside.