PALM HARBOR, FLA.- — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Fee obtained a report concerning two injured deer in a Palm Harbor neighborhood on Thursday.
State wildlife officers responded to the Lansbrook Group in Palm Harbor on Thursday, July 29.
Neighbors took images of the deer injured by a bow and arrow. The arrow continues to be seen within the deer’s neck. One other deer was injured within the leg.
“It is horrifying to see an animal strolling round with an arrow by means of its neck. It is disturbing, very disturbing,” stated Nancy Bloch.
Bloch runs a group Fb web page referred to as, “East Lake Wildlife.” Folks publish images of wildlife and report any injured animals they might see.
“It is all about if an animal wants assist, they will publish and say the place can I get some assist? Now we have rehabbers that we work with and attempt to get the animals the assistance that they want,” stated Bloch.
FWC officers stated they looked for the injured deer, however couldn’t find them. Neighbors stated the deer was noticed once more on Friday.
“I would love for this deer with the arrow by means of the neck to have the ability to get the assistance it wants and get the arrow out. I hope that occurs,” stated Bloch.
“The deer that has the arrow by means of the leg has a child in tow that one is strolling as effectively, nevertheless it’s taking good care of a child.”
The FWC takes these experiences very severely and encourages the general public to report any sightings or any data concerning this incident to the FWC by calling the FWC’s Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922.
Callers can stay nameless and could also be eligible for a reward. Neighbors stated they’re providing a $500 greenback reward.