SARATOGA SPRINGS — A horse groomer has paid a $250 fine for illegally shooting and injuring a red-tailed hawk with a slingshot last month at Saratoga Race Course.
The groomer, Carlos O. Aguilar, 28, of Guatemala, was arrested by the state Department of Environmental Conservation after an investigation of the bird’s injury at the track on July 18, the EC said in a news release.
A rock fired from a slingshot hit the bird, breaking one of its wings, the DEC said. The bird was located and captured by a wildlife rehabilitator.
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