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Training session set on handling injured raptors

HOUSTON — A training session on how to handle an injured hawk, eagle or owl will begin at 7 p.m. July 12 at the Houston Nature Center.

The center is a collection and transportation hub for sick and injured raptors of this area because the nearest wildlife rehabilitators are in the Twin Cities.

The session will explain how to safely catch a grounded raptor, what to put it in, some initial health assessment, how to transport the bird to give it the best chance for survival and what you are and aren't allowed to do by law.

This program is free and open to the public, but donations are encouraged. The center is a block north of the intersection of Minnesota highways 16 and 76 in Houston on West Plum Street in Trailhead Park.

For more information or to offer to drive, contact the center at 507-896-4668 or nature@acegroup.cc.

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