Hawk shot by nail gun captured, recovering

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

October 23, 2011 2:44:08 PM PDT
A group of wildlife experts were able to capture a red-tailed hawk that is believed to have been shot with a nail gun.

The hawk was captured by WildRescue, a Monterey-based wildlife group, Saturday afternoon at San Francisco's Botanical Gardens.

The bird is recovering at the Wildlife Center in San Jose.

Wildlife officials believe someone deliberately shot the hawk with a nail gun earleir this month. A $10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and the conviction of the person or people who shot the hawk.