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Turkey shot with arrow dies

This turkey apparantly shot with an arrow was seen in an El Dorado Hills neighborhood the first wekend in July. Because it suffered major injuries, the turkey was euthanized. Photo by Joe Bula
This turkey apparantly shot with an arrow was seen in an El Dorado Hills neighborhood the first wekend in July. Because it suffered major injuries, the turkey was euthanized. Photo by Joe Bula

El Dorado Hills residents reported a turkey wandering about with an arrow stuck in its side the first weekend in July.

After making several phone calls to track down the bird, Village Life has learned that the turkey suffered internal injuries and did not survive.

A California Fish and Game warden captured the turkey, which was at one time spotted near Oakridge Village, and determined it had suffered a “very substantial injury,” according Fish and Game information officer Janice Mackey.

Sierra Wildlife Rescue initially received the injured bird, and rehabber Marty Owen said it “perked up a bit” after some water and care; however, a subsequent veterinarian examination discovered that the animal’s intestines were punctured and it was euthanized.

Fish and Game is investigating the incident, Mackey said.

Poaching is illegal in El Dorado County. To report possible poaching call Fish and Game at 1-888-334-2258.

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Posted by on Jul 12 2012.
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