Deer may be a dime a dozen in the Canadian wilderness, but that’s no reason to ignore one.
And that was precisely the attitude wildlife officers took this week in Fernie, British Columbia when they came upon a wounded deer.
Someone with a crossbow shot the animal in the head leaving it to wander around town.
The B.C. Conservation Officer Service tranquilized the deer to remove an arrow from its head. And now, the government is investigating who would do such a thing outside of hunting season.
“The deer is expected to make a full recovery,” conservation officers said.
BCCOS in Fernie tranquilized this deer to remove a crossbow arrow from its head. COs have initiated an investigation into the discharge of a crossbow in town and at an animal outside of an open season. The deer is expected to make a full recovery. pic.twitter.com/RDlA5lQixR
— BC CO Service (@_BCCOS) November 8, 2017