Stephen Hawking the harrier hawk arrived at the Veterinary Centre Oamaru after a courier driver found him on the road with a broken leg. Stephen was otherwise unharmed. Felicity, one of our orthopaedic surgeons took on a challenging task of repairing Stephen's leg. She repaired the fracture using external fixator. He then spent 3 months in a rehab facility until x-rays showed the leg had healed. Stephen is currently at a second larger centre learning to fly again before he can be released back into the wild. Thanks to the courier driver and Felicity's surgical skills his prospects of a full recovery are excellent.