Goose wounded by arrow at San Dimas park

SAN DIMAS, Calif. (KABC) -- Bonelli Park and the Puddingstone Reservoir in San Dimas are home to dozens of geese and ducks.

But one goose stands out from the flock.

An arrow is lodged in its neck, making it harder to preen its feathers.

Local residents have spotted the goose and reported it to local authorities.

"I was shocked," said local resident Bob Dobbie. "To see somebody would do that at this park here, or anywhere. I hope they catch the person, whoever did it."

The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation says it knows about the injured goose and has tried to catch it several times since it was first spotted on Dec. 1, but the goose has flown away when approached.

Other parkgoers say they are surprised to hear that because they have been able to get close enough to feed the injured bird.

"I could get within 5 to 6 feet," Dobbie said. "I don't know why anybody wasn't able to catch it yet but they sure need to."

If caught, whoever shot the goose would potentially face criminal charges that include animal cruelty, hunting out of season and hunting a protected species.
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