Rare Hawk Found in Chicago
by Mitch Dudek / www.SunTimes.com
This bird went south for the winter the hard way.
A Ferruginous Hawk was apparently struck by a train in Western Canada--and then got stuck in the front plow of the train for 1,000 to 2,000 miles.
It was finally discovered when the Canadian Pacific Railway train pulled into the train yard in Franklin Park, IL.
It's absolutely amazing that he lived through it all," said Dawn Keller, founder of Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation, which operates rescue centers on Northerly Island (City of Chicago), Itasca and Barrington, IL.
Read more of this incredible and "unsafe" journey of a rare Ferruginous Hawk found in Chicago