Bird Hit By Car in Orange County
A group of Good Samaritans stopped to help a bird after it was hit by a car in the Hudson Valley.
On May 1, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation officer Melissa Burgess received a call about a turkey vulture that was hit by a vehicle on State Route 17M in the town of Chester.
Two drivers stopped to assist the injured bird, which suffered a broken wing, officials say.
Burgess arrived on the scene and met officers from the Chester Police Department. The officer grabbed the feisty bird and secured it in a crate.
The injured animal was taken to Flannery Animal Hospital, where the broken wing was treated and then placed with a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, officials say.
The bird is expected to make a full recovery and will be released back to the wild when it is at full strength, according to the DEC.
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