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Chicken hawk was dazed and confused




This chicken hawk flew into a window at the home of Letha Dollarhyde, who cuddled the dazed, confused bird until it was able to fly away.

This chicken hawk flew into a window at the home of Letha Dollarhyde, who cuddled the dazed, confused bird until it was able to fly away.

I’m back! I kind of quit writing after our center closed on Kingscreek, and I had no news to report.

Community news writer Christine Fields who reported the Big Cowan news is moving and asked me if I wanted to take her place, so here I am.

If you have anything you want put in the paper, call me at 633-0404 and let me know. I would love to hear from you.

I’ve been staying very busy since we last talked. I caught a chicken hawk, and have been doing a lot of volunteer stuff and met a lot of new people.

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I will tell you more about these things and lots of other things as they happen.

The hawk showed up by hitting into a window in my dining room. He was very dazed and confused. I picked him up and brought him into the house and checked him out. I put in a call to Mitch Whitaker in case I needed help, but Mitch wasn’t home.

The hawk put up no fight and let me check legs, wings, tail feathers, chest and beak. We cuddled for about 45 minutes and then I took him outside, sat him down on the porch to make sure his legs would hold him, and they did.

I picked him back up and gave him more love. He sat on my hand for a while, then flew off. I didn’t even get a scratch.

Wild birds seem to trust me. Don’t try this if you find a hawk because they can hurt you if they want.

I’m going to shut up for now and get this to the paper. Call me any time. Glad to be talking to all of you.

Enjoy your life, it’s a real blessing.


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