Goose recovering from surgery after being shot with 'arrow' on Brazos River

Posted at 2:21 PM, Jan 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-29 15:22:09-05

A goose that almost died after being shot with a makeshift arrow is recovering from surgery on Tuesday. The female goose was found on the Brazos River with an arrow through her chest on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

However, because she can fly and swim, it took city officials and other volunteers about a week to capture her. Eventually, a Cameron Park Zoo employee was able to safely grab her.

Rachel Sine with Wildlife Rehab Lorena took custody of the goose once it was caught. She said in a Facebook post that another goose was picked up, but they don't know what happened to it. They also said another child's arrow with a razor blade attached was found along the river. 

Wildlife Rehab Lorena was able to get the goose to Dr. Bielamowicz at the Waco Animal Shelter for surgery. During surgery, the veterinarian discovered the arrow nicked her trachea, and she almost died. 

Fortunately, the vet was able to fix her up, and she is in recovery. Wildlife Rehab Lorena said they will be releasing her in about a week so she can reunite with her mate on the Brazos River.

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