Goose with arrow in neck captured by animal care officials in California

ByABC7.com staff via KABC logo
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
A car wash worker holds the Egyptian goose seen wandering Anaheim Hills with an arrow in its neck. The animal was turned over to Orange County Animal Care.
A car wash worker holds the Egyptian goose seen wandering Anaheim Hills with an arrow in its neck. The animal was turned over to Orange County Animal Care.
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ANAHEIM, CA -- The Egyptian goose with an arrow in its neck seen wandering is now in the custody of Orange County Animal Care in Anaheim, California.

A local car wash worker corralled the bird in his office until animal officials arrived on scene and took the bird away.

Animal control officers have been trying to catch the animal, but it evaded capture whenever they got close.

Animal control believes the arrow has been lodged in the goose's neck for about two weeks. Fortunately, the arrow missed all vital organs, and the bird is adapting to survive.

The incident is being investigated as an animal cruelty case. Officials say it is very likely that the goose was intentionally shot.

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