Canadian goose with arrow in its neck seen wandering New York

By Daniel Uria  |  April 18, 2017 at 12:40 PM
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April 18 (UPI) -- Animal rescue groups in New York are on the lookout for a Canadian goose seen wandering the area with an arrow stuck through its neck.

Members of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Amherst had been searching for the wounded goose for several weeks and said they had received calls about the fowl with the arrow in its neck for about a month.

The SPCA was unsure how the arrow became lodged in the goose's neck, but told residents to contact the association if they spot the goose and it appears unable to move.

"If somebody sees the goose maybe nesting, that would be an ideal time," Gina Browning of the SPCA told WKBW. "Maybe we can get out there, the goose won't leave the nest, won't leave its eggs, and hopefully we can work to get that arrow out."

Browning and other witnesses said, despite the arrow in its neck, the goose appears to be able to eat and move around normally.

"The goose clearly is flying so when we go out to a place where the goose is sighted, it may or may not be there... it's impossible," she said.

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