We just got notice from the Environmental Protection Agency blog that the beloved red-tailed hawk of Madison Square Park, which was found dead in the park this winter, had evidence of rat poison in its system. The case is still under investigation. From the EPA blog: “What we know so far is that there were [...]
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In some very sad news, word is in that the Madison Square Park red-tailed Hawk was found dead in the park. And multiple (yet unsubstantiated) sources have reported that the cause of death was from eating a poisoned rat.
The hawk was a favorite among locals and tourists in Madison Square Park, and fed on the pigeons and squirrels (and apparently rats) native to the area.
More to come as we get it.
(Photo: The hawk this summer perched on the art installation.
Most of you know about or have seen the red-tailed hawk which hangs around Madison Square Park. The park is like a buffet of well-fed squirrels and pigeons and in Madison Square Park where there is no competition, this hawk is the king, the top of the food chain. Well this morning it used the [...]