(KMOV.com) -- The Missouri Wildlife Rescue Center staff and volunteers captured a Canada Goose that had been shot through the chest with an arrow.
Officials with the rescue center said they received reports of a goose with an arrow through its chest at Des Peres Park last week. Rescue staff and volunteers located the goose, but attempts to capture it failed because the goose could still fly. Eventually, a volunteer was successful at sneaking up behind the goose and grabbing it on Saturday.
The goose had developed an infection from the wound and is being treated with an antibiotic. The arrow was 29 inches long and had to be trimmed on the ends to put the goose in a carrier to transport it to the Wildlife Rescue Center in Ballwin, Missouri.
After the goose recovers, it will be released back into the wild. Canada Geese are federally protected animals.
Coincidentally, the goose was captured on the same day the rally squirrels were captured at Busch Stadium.