photos courtesy NJ Transit Police
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Newark NJ, This morning, an observant commuter noticed an injured hawk hiding outside Newark Penn Station. The commuter alerted New Jersey Transit Police officers who quickly devised a rescue plan. The District 2 Officers worked together to ensure the hawk was safely contained without further injury to itself or others. They then transported the hawk to proper medical care.
Right now, the hawk is being rehabilitated at the Raptor Trust in Millington NJ. The vet advised that the male hawk was very sick and had a mouth infection which would prevent it from eating properly. A dire prognosis without intervention. Our sincere thanks to the anonymous commuter that alerted the officers. This is a great reminder that if you observe anything suspicious or unusual, always report it to NJTPD! Text us at 65873 or call us at 973-378-6565.
Great job by NJTPD District 2 officers and supervisors! Body worn camera footage secured from Lieutenant Shanahan.