Arrow lodged in goose wandering West Des Moines

January 27, 2013 at 08:10 PM

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Canada goose has evaded capture while wandering West Des Moines with what appears to be an arrow running through its body.

The wounded bird was reported last week.

Iowa Natural Resources Department game warden Jeff Swearngin says the bird remains mobile, “and until it gets to where it can’t move around, there’s really no way to catch it.”

Swearngin says it’s illegal to shoot the goose within city limits but not in rural areas. He couldn’t say when the bird was injured or how far it has wandered.

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