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Local Hero Rescues Poor Goose With Arrow Stuck In Its Neck

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Animal care officials had been trying to capture a wandering goose with an arrow lodged through its neck in Orange County for days. But today, a local hero finally managed to catch and rescue the injured animal.

A local car wash worker cornered the Egyptian goose and handed it over to OC Animal Care for treatment, ABC 7 reports. The goose was first seen with the arrow in its neck two weeks ago at a golf course in Anaheim, and then it later began frequenting a nearby riverbed, according to NBC Los Angeles.

The goose has managed to miraculously survive this whole time, waddling around and even flying. Authorities believe someone may have intentionally shot the arrow through the goose and the arrow missed its vital organs. Animal control had been afraid that the poor goose's neck wound could get infected or that it could hurt itself, as they had been chasing it around trying to capture it. Over the last few days, employees at a nearby car wash also tried to get closer to the goose by giving it bread crumbs.

Authorities are investigating this as an animal cruelty case.

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