CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- For the second time in less than a week a female goose has been found with an arrow through her body.
Carolina Waterfowl Rescue located the goose in Park Road Park over the weekend. The arrow pierced the goose's neck and is currently being treated.
The about 3-year-old female was rescued Saturday several months after officials started receiving calls about the goose being sighted nearby at a pond off East Barden Street behind Sunrise Senior Living on Providence Road, according to a news release. Officials suspect the shooter lives in the area.
The goose is recovering alongside a mother goose who suffered an arrow to her back in Fayetteville last Wednesday.
They found the 5-year-old female continued to keep watch over her nest of five eggs despite having an arrow through her body.
Volunteers say the arrow pierced the flesh of her wing and damaged part of her tendon, and just narrowly missed her spine. It has been removed.
The goose is unlikely to regain full flight but the wound is still healing. She will return to her mate once her infection clears.