Authorities rescued a hawk that was found at a Connecticut pond with a fishing hook stuck in its wing.
Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police responded to the pond in Mill Park in the Hartford County town of Newington to help a Cooper's hawk, officials reported on Sunday, July 31.
Authorities waded into the water and cut a tree branch and a fishing lure off the wing of the hawk.
The hawk was brought to Christine's Critters Inc. in Weston, and was scheduled for an appointment with a veterinarian to remove a fishing hook that was embedded in its wing.
The animal is expected to make a full recovery, authorities said.
Newington Police Department and Connecticut State Police assisted with the rescue, CT Environmental Conservation Police said.
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