Hawk shot by arrow to be released Wednesday

YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – A red-tailed hawk that survived an arrow shot through its chest has recovered enough to return to the wild.

The hawk is doing well and will be released at Rocky Ridge Park on Wednesday morning, according to a Pennsylvania Game Commission spokesman.

Officials captured the hawk over the weekend and took it to an animal rehabilitation center for medical treatment. It had been flying in the area around the park, with the arrow piercing its breast, for about a month.

Wildlife Conservation Officer Shawn Musser told ABC27 it’s unlikely the hawk was accidentally shot, but he added that finding the person responsible would be nearly impossible.

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