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Cab driver rescues injured hawk from NYC parkway

November 14, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City cab driver is being hailed for saving an injured red-tailed hawk he found on the side of a major city parkway.

The Wild Bird Fund says the cab driver was driving on the FDR Drive early Tuesday when he spotted the bird of prey sitting on the side of the road. The Daily News reports he scooped up the bird into his car and held it with one hand while driving with the other hand.

The unidentified cab driver drove the hawk to Brooklyn where he flagged down a police officer who transported the hawk to the Wild Bird Fund.

The nonprofit wildlife rescue service says the hawk is on the mend. The Taxi and Limousine Commission says it is attempting to track down the driver.

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com

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