Hawk shot by nail gun to be released

A juvenile red-tailed hawk, believed to have been shot with a nail gun, is captured in San Francisco. (Photo: Katherine Ulrich)

November 1, 2011 8:21:21 PM PDT
A red-tailed hawk shot in the head with a nail gun is headed back home on Wednesday.

The hawk spent about 10 days recovering at the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley after flying around with a nail piercing its skull for several weeks.

The group Wild Rescue captured the bird on October 21 at Golden Gate Park.

A $10,000 reward is still being offered for information leading to the conviction of the person who did it.

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