AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – According to the Wild West Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, an injured Mississippi Kite was located in a yard that had been spray-painted on Sunday.
The local county Game Warden was contacted and the perpetrator was cited, according to Wild West Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.
The Mississippi Kite is a federally protected bird.
If you see mistreatment of wildlife or people intentionally handling wildlife without a permit, please contact your county Game Warden. The following is a link with the list of Texas Game Wardens by County.