By Audra Streetman

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A raptor is on its way to a wildlife center in Pueblo after suffering a head injury in Wednesday’s hail storm. Colorado Parks and Wildlife said the Mississippi Kite raptor lives and hunts in colonies.

(credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife)

CPW wildlife biologist April Estep said a colony of Mississippi Kites has nestled in the Security-Widefield area of El Paso County for years.

(credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife)

After rearing chicks, the raptors fly to South America for the winter.

(credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife)

CPW said the injured raptor is off to rehab at Pueblo’s Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center.

Audra Streetman

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  1. TomTancredoFan says:

    Meanwhile Flash the Fox is still dead, cold bloodedly killed by CPW for the crimes of sleeping in a comfy doggy bed, playing with chew toys, and being a docile buddy to a cat and dog for two benignly happy years in a loving family.

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