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Injured Hawk Rescued with the Help of Neighbors, Twitter and LA Animal Control

Larchmont Village neighbors came together around 5:30p Tuesday when local Windsor Boulevard neighbor Ana Garcia discovered an injured hawk on the ground and tweeted a picture asking for help.

Injured hawk on Windsor Boulevard


Ana quickly got advice and the folks at Animal Control told her to move the injured bird into a tub.

Injured hawk in tub awaiting help


More tweets while Ana waits…


Neighbor David Sampson (@djsampson) checks in with Animal Control to see what the prognosis and next steps are…

Windsor Boulevard neighbor David Sampson consults with Animal Control


Ana tweets the most beautiful picture of this Hawk’s face…and eyes! What a beauty!!

A beautiful Cooper's Hawk


Cooper’s Hawks are medium sized birds of prey. Their life span in the wild can be as long as 12 years.


The Larchmont Village neighbors came together and in the space of a couple of hours did what they could to give this majestic bird a fighting chance at recovery.

Unidentified neighbor moving hawk to Animal Control transport


The power of twitter – opening Ana’s world up by allowing her to tap into her 2,300 followers for advice…

…and connecting her to neighbors right on her street who offered on site help. Lucky bird!!

Read this set of tweets from the bottom up.


It looks like this happy hawk will be back protecting the neighborhood from rodents and such later this week! Thanks to Ana, David, Stephanie and LA Animal Control for coming together and saving him.

Follow Ana Garcia on Twitter – @ananbcla or go to her Facebook page and check out a short video of the hawk rescue!


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Mary has lived in the Hancock Park area for over 20 years - including homes in Larchmont Village and Windsor Square. Mary has lived in some great places in her life - but none compare to the convenience and majesty of our neighborhood. For Mary, the neighborhood has been a wonderful home to her large, extended one time she had family members living on seven different Hancock Park area blocks! Larchmont Buzz is a labor of love - built to celebrate the neighborhood and to elevate the conversation in the area.

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  1. Via @djsampson on Twitter 7/19…

    Update on the Cooper’s Hawk from Larchmont. Possible back injury; in a brace; could be back in a month if he can fly again


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