Red is on the loose

by Channel 2 News staff
Monday, January 11, 2010

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- There have been lots of calls and lots of sightings, but Red is still on the loose.

The red tailed hawk escaped Thursday night from the Bird Treatment and Learning Center. Red is an education bird and while he can fly, he can't take care of himself in the wild.

There have been multiple sightings around town of a hawk with leather straps across his ankles.

He appears to be spending most of his time in trees along the New Seward Highway near the Dimond exit, but so far no one's been able to catch him.

If you see Red, contact the Pet Emergency Center at 274-5636 and they will contact staff at Bird TLC.