Tuesday, March 20, 2012

#79 of 365 for March 20, 2012

A sad sight :(
I was at a little picnic area watching the geese when I  noticed this one.  From a distance I thought maybe it had it's foot hung in a rope or something.  I zoomed in only to realize he  had been shot with an arrow and the arrow was still in his leg.  I googled the local police department on my phone and called them, only to learn that the DNR would not help the poor goose.  The man who answered the phone at the police department said the DNR "wanted to let nature run it's course" but the goose had survived this way for 2 or 3 years.  I was shocked and saddened too.  Poor goose has had to carry the arrow around.  If I even thought I could catch it I would try some way to either get the arrow out or at least cut it off near the entry sight.  He finally hobbled around and back into the water to swim away with the arrow sticking out behind him in the water.


  1. Can't believe he has been living like that for a few years! Poor birdy!