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Red-Tailed Hawk Found With Metal Pellet in Wing in Meriden, Police Searching for Info

Officers from Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police are looking for information after a red-tailed hawk was found with a broken ulna bone and a metal pellet in its wing in Meriden on Tuesday.

Police said a young, injured red-tailed hawk was found at a house near the exit 4 ramp on I-691 and West Main Street.

The red-tailed hawk was taken to Kensington Bird and Animal Hospital in Berlin, where x-rays showed a metal pellet embedded in the bird's left wing with a break in its ulna bone.

The bird is currently under observation.

If you have any information about the red-tailed hawk, you're asked to contact DEEP Emergency Dispatch at (860) 424-3333. You should refer to case number 18-18635 when you call.

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