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Officers rescue hawk in Freeport

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The Nassau County Police Department reported an animal rescue that happened today, at 6:20 a.m., in Freeport. 

Police said two Marine Bureau officers were driving to work this morning when they found a large bird stuck to the front bumper of a black Dodge Ram 1500 parked near the intersection of Merrick Road and Buffalo Avenue. 

When the officers stopped to inspect the bird, they found it was a red-tailed hawk who was injured. The officers were able to safely remove the hawk from the car and took it to the Nassau County Police Marine Bureau base in Bay Park. 

The officers notified the Volunteers for Wildlife group, in Locust Valley, and volunteers transported the hawk back to their base to treat the animal for its injuries.