DEC Environmental Conservation Police Officer Highlights Playing Chicken – Putnam County

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DEC Environmental Conservation Police Officer Highlights

Playing Chicken – Putnam County


While on patrol on July 26, ECO Crisafulli received a call for a hawk in distress at a residence in the village of Brewster. The ECO met with the homeowner and found the hawk stuck in a chicken coop where it was being attacked by some of the chickens. Officer Crisafulli safely rescued the Red-Shouldered Hawk, which did not appear to sustain any apparent injuries. Following the incident, the ECO released the hawk and it flew away.

ECO holding hawk in a towel before release
ECO Crisafulli prepares to release hawk back into the wild

Author: Harlem Valley News