Wild burro with arrow in head finally captured
Jul. 25, 2018
NORCO, Calif. (AP) — A wild burro that was shot in the head with an arrow is recovering at a California animal hospital.
The burro, with an arrow lodged beneath its right ear, was spotted more than a week ago in a rural area of Riverside County east of Los Angeles.
Two attempts to tranquilize it and one effort to chase it on horseback failed to capture the animal.
However, KABC-TV says Riverside County animal control officers finally caught it on Monday and took it for treatment to an animal hospital in Norco. The arrow already had fallen out and the injury doesn't appear to be life-threatening.
The person who shot the burro could face animal cruelty charges. A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction.