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Rare Hawk In Maine Shows Signs Of Worse Frostbite Damage

Courtesy Avian Haven
The Great Black Hawk rescued in Portland on Jan. 20, 2019.

PORTLAND, Maine - A group that is caring for an injured South American hawk that turned up in a park in Maine says the bird is showing more significant signs of frostbite.The great black hawk is native to Central and South America and it drew the attention of wildlife fans when it showed up in Deering Oaks Park in Portland weeks ago. It was then found lying in snow on Jan. 21 and taken to Avian Haven rehabilitation center in Freedom. Avian Haven says the skin on the feet of the hawk has shown "significant deterioration" over the past two days. The group says the condition is "very serious" but "hope remains." The Portland Press Herald reports bird lovers are still not sure how the hawk ended up in Maine.