ANAHEIM, Calif. – Animal care workers were having a difficult time capturing a goose with an arrow through its neck Tuesday.
The visibly injured goose was recently seen walking around the Anaheim Hills near state Route 91, KTLA reported.
Workers hoping to catch the bird so it could be taken to a veterinarian who specializes in the care of exotic and wildlife animals, Dr. Jennifer Hawkins of O.C. Animal Care said.
“We are very concerned about the goose and want to ensure it receives proper care,” Hawkins said.
However, despite the arrow, the goose, believed to be an Egyptian goose, appeared be in good health and has managed to elude the care workers.
“The arrow is not grossly impairing the animal,” Hawkins said. “It is quite strong and active and, as such, has been a challenge for our officers to capture.”
As of Tuesday morning, workers had failed in four attempts to catch the bird, Hawkins said. If it is caught, an animal cruelty investigation was expected to begin.