Monday, May 13, 2013

Shocking picture shows wild goose after it was shot with a crossbow bolt at remote beauty spot

Wildlife workers in a remote Devonshire beauty spot were horrified to discover an injured white goose had been shot with a crossbow bolt.

The animal, which was found at the Sheepstor Dam in the Burrator Reservoir on Dartmoor, is not native to the area and is thought to have been dumped there.

Warden Kit Hancock and RSPCA officer Simon Kite took a boat to the water to recover the distressed goose, which had been shot all the way through its body.