Arrow Falls From Neck of Wounded Goose in San Dimas Park Amid Latest Rescue Efforts

Rescuers tried once again Wednesday to capture a Canada goose that was impaled by an arrow roughly three weeks ago.

Rescuers tried to nab the goose in order to get the arrow out of its neck on Dec. 19, 2017. Those efforts were unsuccessful, but a day later, the arrow fell from the bird's neck without intervention. (Credit: KTLA)

Rescuers tried to nab the goose in order to get the arrow out of its neck on Dec. 19, 2017. Those efforts were unsuccessful, but a day later, the arrow fell from the bird’s neck without intervention. (Credit: KTLA)

The animal control officers failed to nab the bird, but they did watch in amazement as the animal appeared to jettison the arrow and fly out of reach.

The rescue attempt — the latest in several over three weeks — began at about 7:30 a.m. when animal control officers lured the bird toward them with food. Then they tried to throw a net over the goose, but to no avail.

“We weren’t able to capture it, but the arrow fell out,” said Don Barre, public information officer for the Los Angeles County Dept. of Animal Care and Control. “We’re happy that the arrow has fallen out. It’s the best possible outcome.”

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