The Hubster went out in the garden Sunday morning and found a Hawk in dire straits. It was caught up through the fence, somehow it had managed to get its neck wedged in a half inch crack between the individual boards on a stockade fence. So his head was literally hanging one side and his poor body was on the other, with his claws in the wood to support his weight! He was not in a good way, very tired, shocked and dehydrated, with an injury to one wing. The Hubster said his tongue was so swollen it wouldn't fit into his mouth. He very carefully got him off the fence and back onto the patio, where he worked to calm him down.I got water and a spoon and once he was calm, I very gently gave him water off the spoon. We spent about twenty minutes doing this, his tongue went right down and retracted back into his mouth. We could both tell he was feeling better all the time, as we discussed what to do in quiet voices. The Hubster put him on the patio and he hopped around with his injured wing extended. It did not appear broken but had a wound halfway up, we think from ebrasion maybe. So the Hubster picked him up again and I very carefully put a little Neosporin on the wound and we refolded his wing. We then sat with him held gently for another fifteen minutes. As we continued to discuss where to put him to recover from the shock, I gently gave him more water, but by now he was more lively and didn't appear to want anymore. So we decided to take him out to our Artesian Lake area, which is a wildlife area and safe. Mr Hawk got to take a 2 mile ride out there in the Pickup and then the Hubster braved the high (snake prone) grass to place him. He chose an area next to an overflow of the lake so he had water, deep in the shade and brush where he was protected and had bugs to eat. He set him down and watched him walk around for a minute still with his wing extended, but much more revived.It was such a privilege to get so close to this beautiful wild bird and gain his trust. He just seemed to know we were trying to help him, even accepting the water off the spoon. And so we left him in a safe place, having done all we could and hope that he made it.