Conservation officers are trying to locate a deer that was seen roaming through the Maple Bay area with an arrow in its head.
The deer was seen by Heather Bertrand in her yard on June 6 and again the next morning. The arrow was stuck in the deer’s jaw, with the front part sticking through the back of its head.
According to Bertrand, the deer had a newly-born fawn with her.
“She didn’t look stressed,” Bertrand said.
“She has been eating.”
Right after she saw the deer, Bertrand called conservation officers. They have come out to the property but have been unable to locate her.
Bertrand said someone probably came down one of the roads and shot the deer with the crossbow.
“Where we live, it wouldn’t have been in our neighbourhood,” Bertrand said, adding that everyone in the neighbourhood is used to the deer.
“We have deer here all the time.”
Conservation officers said they will try to anaesthetize the deer and remove the arrow. They also said the person responsible for shooting the deer could face thousands of dollars in fines.