The Fall River Canada goose shot by an arrow, and that eluded animal control, underwent surgery Thursday to remove the arrow.
According to Dr. Priya Patel of New England Wildlife Center’s – Cape Branch in Barnstable, the goose is gradually improving, but not out of the woods yet.
“After the surgery to remove the arrow, the goose’s vitals are slowly improving but the prognosis is still guarded at this time.”
On top of the goose being struck by the arrow, x-rays showed a hunting pellet inside the body of the goose which is likely from an air rifle.
Authorities are still looking for information on the incident.