The Red Tailed Hawk, nicknamed “Lucky” that was rescued last week after being clipped by an automobile has been rehabilitated and was released is released at noon yesterday at Riddell State Park at Exit 17, by Charlie Koop, who with his wife Dori, both wildlife rehabilitators, tended the bird back to health at their their Town of Pittsfield home/refuge. Along with the Koops to see “Lucky” off were Sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Stolter and state Conservation Officer Russ Fetterman. Also present was Maureen Richter, Goodyear Lake, who saw Lucky stricken on I-88 and called for help.
(otsego county sheriffs office FB page)