SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A red-shouldered hawk on the mend at Gold Country Wildlife Rescue will need another surgery.

Staff says a bullet was removed from the hawk’s wing after it was shot in the Sacramento area this past weekend.

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Veterinarians were able to remove the bullet from the bird’s wing, but staff says the bird will need another surgery in about four to six weeks.

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“The equivalent of a bird wing is like our arms, so it’s like having a broken arm,” said Greg Grimm, Gold Country Wildlife Rescue’s treasurer. “And of course, with a bird of prey, if they can’t fly, they can’t eat. And so it’s a problem.”

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Fish and wildlife cited the person who shot the hawk, Gold Country Wildlife Rescue says.