After all of their pets were accounted for, the young men of the family went to investigate and found a small raptor, unable to fly.
Instinctively, they got a large towel, covered the bird completely, and carefully placed it into a cardboard cat carrier. At about 8:00 AM this morning, WildRescue received an emergency page about the injured bird. A photo confirmed it to be an American peregrine falcon. The peregrine falcon is a crow-sized predatory raptor found on nearly every continent. It is the fastest bird on the planet, attaining speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour in a stoop dive (video of these magnificent flyers, HERE).
NOTE: If you have never heard of a peregrines referred to as 'American' falcons before.
Response from "WildRescue" - It's our understanding that the original subspecies of peregrine falcon to inhabit Canada, parts of Alaska and the continental U.S. is the American peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus anatum). The peregrines found today in the eastern part of the U.S., however, are descended from five subspecies bred in captivity and released as part of the recovery program.