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The Geese Hunter: Who Is Shooting Arrows at Fountain Valley's Fine Feathered Friends?

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Someone is shooting arrows at the geese in Fountain Valley, and now the authorities are on the lookout for the perp, and a reward has been offered up to help nab the shooter. Three Canada Geese were struck with hunting arrows last week at Mile Square Regional Park, according to the OC Register.

Authorities believe the geese were hit on or before Friday, April 8th. Of the three geese shot, only one remains alive. "The first of two geese found April 8 died after surgery to remove the arrow," and a third one "was euthanized Sunday, April 10, because of a shoulder wound that was too severe to allow the bird to recover." The surviving bird is being cared for in Costa Mesa.

A stakeout was conducted on Friday in the park, but no suspects have been determined. The reward has been offered by the Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center, a bird rescue group in Huntington Beach.