You're never going to believe the day I have had. What happened to me is a once in a lifetime experience. I stopped by my mother's house for a quick visit before running to the store to buy butter (I did all that food shopping the other day and I forgot to buy butter). Well after stopping by, I left and ran to the store. I was orginally not going to get it and just run to Taco Bell for some lunch but I figured since I was right by it, might as well stop in and get it. I get the butter and returned to my car, as I was pulling out of the parking lot to go on a quiet road, I noticed something on the side of the road. Atfirst I thought it was either a cat or some kind of brown animal that was hit by a car and killed, well, I pulled over and I couldn't believe my eyes. It was a red-tailed hawk and it was still alive. I couldn't just leave it there in pain and under the hot sun with no shade so I built up nerve to see if I could pick it up to atleast put it in a shady area and let nature take it's course. Another car approached me and noticed the hawk. A younger woman came out and her father was saying that's a hawk and suggested that I call the police. What good would that do? is what I told her and I said, "I'll take it to a vet." The hawk never once tried to bite me or hurt me. I carefully extended the left wing and then the right wing, neither one was broken. I did notice that the hawk held up it's right leg. I figured it broke it's leg or atleast sprained it. She was beautiful. The hawk just looked at me and I gently picked her up and put her in the back seat of my car. I drove to my sister's house and said... "Sharon, I need your phone book and your phone. I need to get to a vet. You're never going to believe what is in the back of my car." "What is it?" she asked and then joked "is it a lynx? LOL" "No, I wish." I laughed back. My sister approaches the car and is in awe. "Oh my gosh! That's a hawk!" I told her the story of what had happened and she told me of a vet up the road. She took some pictures because no way in Hell would anyone ever believe us unless we had the proof. We went to the vet and they said they don't have a "wildlife" license. So they called around and got a hold of a wild life preservation in the Poconos. She drove down to Allentown (where I was) and picked up the hawk. All the women that worked at the vet was taking pictures of this hawk that was in the back of my car. The one vet said "I'm putting this on my Facebook tonight!" This was one of the most incredible days of my life! Here are the pictures of this beautiful hawk. The vet said it's a female because of it not having a red tail, saying only the males have the red tails, either that or it's a very young male. Before we knew if it was male or female, we named it Henry Hawk LOL Remember the chicken hawk from the Looney Tune's cartoons? Well a chicken hawk is really a red-tailed hawk or it's cousin the cooper hawk. The name of the hawk in that cartoon was Henry Hawk. Oh I forgot to add that the woman that picked up the hawk gave me a brochure of where the hawk is going and I can get updates of her recovery. I will keep you all posted of how the hawk is doing.