North Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after the discovery of a critically injured red kite near Harrogate.
The wounded kite was discovered on Saturday 23rd April 2016 on farmland near Nidd, Harrogate and was taken to a specialist vet. X-rays revealed it had been shot. The vet believed the bird had been shot while in flight and had survived, unable to fly, for up to two days.
Unfortunately its injuries were so severe the kite had to be euthanised.
Press release from North Yorks Police here.
A big well done to the police for getting this appeal for information out so quickly – kite found on Saturday, press release (with photos) out on Wednesday. That’s a fantastic response.
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