SLINGERLANDS, N.Y. – The Capital
Region is filled with hawks, but having one flying around a living room in someone's
home is unlikely.
Saturday was a typical day
for the Miller family in the Slingerlands. While a mother and father were at
the supermarket, two girls were home when a hawk came crashing through the
A window was completely
broken in the home after the hawk flew through.
"I thought it was
first a turkey. It was on our couch in a weird position. It looked really
strange so I ran upstairs and screamed to my sister because I got freaked out,"
said Laura Miller.
Not knowing what to do,
Laura and Katie Miller called their parents.
"She was kind of
panicked said there was a bird flying around house. I left my wife at the
grocery store rushed back home," said Chris Miller, their father and the
He said his first reaction
was to call Bethlehem Animal Control.
Lori Becher from the Whispering
Willow Wild Care came and picked up the bird, which the family affectionately named "Gary". She said the hawk is something
the animal hospital doesn't usually see. Thankfully, the hawk was just fine.
"He is doing ok. We
just got him in about an hour ago we have evaluated him it looks like he has
some abrasions to the right wing. His left foot isn't functioning as well as we
would like it to be and I'm a little worried he has some head trauma as well,"
The animal hospital is
hoping Gary the hawk makes a full recovery.
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