BATON ROUGE, La. — A goose found impaled by an arrow on Mardi Gras has been released back into the lakes of a Louisiana park.
The Advocate reports the Canada goose flew a few feet in the air Monday, before settling into the water at Baton Rouge’s City Park.
Louisiana State University veterinarian Javier Nevarez says the arrow ran completely though her body, but avoided vital organs. Veterinarians at LSU’s Wildlife Hospital monitored the goose for more than two weeks, providing antibiotics and pain medication.
Nevarez says this water fowl is likely the fourth or fifth to have been hit by an arrow in the past year — and not all survived.
East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control Director Hilton Cole says it’s unclear if the incidents are connected. No archers have been identified.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com