Canada goose shot by arrow is now swimming again


(WPRI) — A Canada goose that was shot by an arrow is swimming again, thanks to the team at the Cape Wildlife Center.

The goose, affectionately named “Pierce,” was brought to the facility in early April after he was found wandering around Fall River with an arrow through his chest.

He was eventually captured and has been recovering at the Cape Wildlife Center ever since. Pierce underwent surgery to remove the arrow and the veterinary team has been nursing him back to health.

On April 23, the facility posted a photo of Pierce swimming in a pool, saying the wound has healed enough that the goose can swim, but his overall activity is still limited as the recovery process continues.

According to Fall River Police, It’s still unclear who shot the goose with a bow and arrow and why. 

Cape Wildlife Center is accepting donations to help pay for Pierce’s medical care, medicine, food and other needs.

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