Menifee resident, Whanda Madrid, sent us this news about an injured hawk she found on the street, and how she helped rescue it. This all happened yesterday...
8:am I found an injured Hawk in the middle of the road on Menifee Road and First Star diagonal to Wheatfield Park. I was on my way home from dropping my sons off at Callie Kirkpatrick. As I was waiting to turn on my street I noticed that no one was stopping. It was apparent that someone was going to hit the bird so I put my hazards lights on and walked over to bird and put it across the street in the bushes.Hawks are marvelous birds! They actually help keep the vermin population down.
I went home, found a box and went back to retrieve the bird. When I did a coyote was running from Wheatfield park to where I was with the bird. I was standing their with two girls in my neighborhood who were getting reading to walk to Bell Mountain. The coyote ran up the small hill in the bushes behind one of my neighbors house.
So the Hawk is in my kitchen in a box. I called around looking for someone from the county to come pick it up and fix it's wing.
I called San Diego Zoo and Wildlife but they didn't want to take the Hawk. So the riverside county animal shelter came by at noon and picked up the bird.