April Batchelor, left, watches as Ricky Atkinson, right, winces in pain as an injured red-tailed hawk's talon rips through his glove and scrapes his finger Wednesday night. Atkinson and Batchelor, members of Rocky Mount Wildlife Rehabbers, were taking the bird to a Charlotte center that could nurse it back to health.
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April Batchelor, left, watches as Ricky Atkinson, right, winces in pain as an injured red-tailed hawk's talon rips through his glove and scrapes his finger Wednesday night. Atkinson and Batchelor, members of Rocky Mount Wildlife Rehabbers, were taking the bird to a Charlotte center that could nurse it back to health.

Dedicated group saves injured wildlife

By Tyler Kes
Staff Writer

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When someone is sick, he or she calls the doctor, and when a pet is sick the vet is called, but who gets contacted when a wild animal is injured?

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