- Associated Press - Friday, March 25, 2016

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) - A Canada goose that was found shot with a bow and arrow in Chesterfield has been released back into the wild.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (https://bit.ly/1RqmK6N) the goose returned to a pond near Strayer University on Wednesday.

Members of the Richmond Wildlife Center captured the animal was captured March 4. The goose was rushed into surgery to remove the arrow, which wildlife officials believe wasn’t a hunting arrow.

Richmond Wildlife Center founder Melissa Stanley says the bird recovered from its wounds much faster than expected, and had gained full extension of its wings. Stanley says the goose also received daily physical therapy.

The goose was returned to the same area where it was captured.

Chesterfield Animal Control is still looking for the person who shot the goose.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, https://www.timesdispatch.com

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