Hawk rescued after being stuck on Texas car grille

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) - October 19, 2011

Matt Whitehead, a mechanic at Park Place Lexus in Grapevine, says he thought the red-tailed hawk was dead until the animal blinked. But it wasn't even missing a feather.

WFAA-TV reports a driver on Saturday stopped by the dealership to say he the bird flew into the front of his car.

Whitehead extricated the hawk by breaking apart the grille. The bird could flap its wings, but not fly.

Whitehead took the injured creature to veterinarian Greg Moore, who said Monday he's monitoring the animal and is optimistic that the hawk will recover from a concussion and internal injuries.

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