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Violet, star of NYC hawk cam, dies after surgery to amputate injured foot
NEW YORK (AP) ' A red-tailed hawk that starred in a live-streaming New York City webcam has died after surgery to amputate her badly injured foot.
The New York Times reports (http://nyti.ms/rOwfXp ) that the hawk, named Violet, died Thursday after suffering heart-related complications from surgery. She was believed to be about 5 years old.
Violet and her mate Bobby built a nest last winter on a ledge outside the office of New York University President John Sexton.
The Times set up a webcam on the nest, and their one chick hatched on Mother's Day.
But Violet's leg was severely injured. The Times says it may have become entangled in a fishing line. A metal wildlife band made things worse.
Long Island-based raptor rehabilitators Robert and Cathy Horvath captured Violet for treatment last Saturday.
Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com