Goose found with arrow through its neck at California park

Posted at 12:33 PM, Jan 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-01 15:33:20-05

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a goose is recovering after being found with a large arrow through its neck at the same Southern California park where a goose and a gull swallowed prescription pills last month.

The Los Angeles Times reported Monday that the goose flew around with the arrow in its neck for a week before it was finally captured at Carr Park in Huntington Beach.

The arrow was removed and the bird was given antibiotics, IV fluids and painkillers. It's expected to fully recover.

Shortly before Christmas, a Canadian goose and a ring-bill gull had their systems flushed after eating pills — including sedatives — that someone dumped in the park. Both birds have recovered after being treated at a wildlife center.

Officials don't know whether the two incidents are related.