Family the Peregrine Falcon
Veterinarians at WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine successfully released a
rehabilitated Peregrine Falcon, Thursday August 9th, 2007 at the Asotin Wildlife
area along the banks of the Snake River.
The male falcon, nicknamed “Family” by
the WSU’s raptor rehabilitation team was originally found in rural central Idaho
in May. The bird was barely conscious, and was extremely thin and dehydrated.
A series of tests and x-rays could not determine any injuries.
After months of
good food, exercise, and care, “Family” was eager and ready for release. The
falcon made a quick flight across the river and found a tree along the steep
cliffs where it settled in comfortably. WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine
treats hundreds of injured raptors and other wildlife every year at no cost to